Tag: Disability

I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

  I apologize.  A lot. Sometimes I blame my quick expression of regret on my lack of self-confidence.   I probably screwed something up, so it is just easier to apologize, accept the blame & move on…..till the next goof-up (‘cuz there will be more!).   But other times I blame multiple sclerosis for my short …

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My 25th MS Anniversary

My 25th MS Anniversary

  Are you curious as to why I am celebrating? It’s because September marks my 25th MS anniversary! Hol-ee crap.  A quarter century.  I haven’t been this happy since I stepped on a nail. It was early September of 1996, when during a routine physical, my family doctor said “I think you have multiple sclerosis.” …

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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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Ever Faked It?

Ever Faked It?

  Well, have you? Faked it? Faked your disability? Of course not.  You (and I) don’t have to. We have MS or some other kind of creeping crud that makes our lives difficult.   But apparently a lot of people ARE faking it, that according to a recent article by Christopher Elliot of USA Today. …

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Speak To Me

Speak To Me

      Here’s what people (me, mostly) are saying about their MS…..       What would YOU say about your multiple sclerosis?  Tell me with a comment.                                                     …

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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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