Tag: Acceptance

MS Commercials

MS Commercials

    It’s a weirdly heavy feeling one gets when watching television with family & friends and a commercial comes on touting the newest prescription drug for MS. Even worse when it’s the medication YOU take! Everyone in the room knows you have MS.   And many know it’s your drug of choice.   Happens to …

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What A Difference

What A Difference

  She was noticeably upset sharing the story of her father’s situation. How a bum knee hampered his once busy lifestyle. He was due a knee replacement in the coming weeks but till then was forced to use a walker. “He struggles to get around.  And he almost fell once!” she said in near tears. …

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Some Days

Some Days

  Some days you just wanna bitch to no one in particular. (This is one of those days) Some days I get so tired of doing what I can to hold off the steady grip MS has on my life.  Tired of the exercise & stretching to battle spasticity, only to have it come back …

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Door Mats For MSers

Door Mats For MSers

  Knock! Knock! Knock! There is someone at the door.  But by the time you answer it, they are loooong gone. As one with multiple sclerosis, I know.  It happens every day. If only there was a way to let them know you need an extra moment to get the door. Well now there is …

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A Bad Day

A Bad Day

    You are NOT alone. Everybody has’em from time to time. And having MS doesn’t help. I had a bad day recently and it was my own fault. You see, I overdid it & paid the price for my stubbornness not to give in.   It was a sunny morning.  Not too hot.  Yet. …

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MS Health Assessment

MS Health Assessment

  As one with multiple sclerosis, you may be familiar with the pre-appointment health assessment. It’s basically a series of questions about your current condition, mood, symptoms, lifestyle…stuff like that. The health assessment gives your caregiver a better understanding of where you are as a patient, how you are coping with your condition and alerts …

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Treat Yo Self

Treat Yo Self

  That’s right.  Go ahead.  Indulge.  Treat yourself. You deserve it! After dealing with all the shenanigans MS has to offer…the sleepless nights, the falls, constant potty breaks, spasms, vertigo, fatigue, you name it–you also had to cope with a pandemic in 2020! Add it up and you are MORE than deserving of a treat …

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MS: By The Numbers

MS: By The Numbers

  Ever wonder whose job it is to compile those seemingly mindless sports statistics?  On-base-percentage of lefties vs righties on overcast days in April?  Odds of first-down during a defensive blitz by a running back with a reverse mortgage?   Multiple sclerosis is no different.  There are boo-coo figures on every aspect of MS.  And …

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Quiet As A Moose

Quiet As A Moose

  Quiet as a moose. That’s right.  It’s not a typo. Moose.  Not mouse.  Moose. Multiple sclerosis has turned me into a walking, err, scuffling noisemaker.   Hospitals could hire me to wake people from a coma. I don’t understand how it happens.  I am trying to be quiet but the harder I try-the more …

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Antistipation

Antistipation

  You hear it everywhere… “These are difficult days.” “We are in challenging times.” Hey, you are preaching to the choir, sister! And if you have multiple sclerosis like me, you probably know it as well.     You see, every so often I suffer from a severe case of “antistipation.” Never heard of it? …

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