Tag: MS

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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Crying In A Field

Crying In A Field

  Multiple sclerosis has stolen a lot from me. It’s taken my ability to walk and run. Affected the way I think and talk. Disrupted how I sleep.  Erased my energy.  And squashed my vitality. MS has changed the way I drive.  How I work, socialize & bathe. Pretty much every aspect of my life …

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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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Shecky Tremble (MS Comedian) Return Engagement

Shecky Tremble (MS Comedian) Return Engagement

  Emcee:  “Welcome everyone to Gimp’s Comedy Club, Dubuque’s only comedy nite-spot for the chronically impaired. We have a great show for you tonight.  Our headliner is BACK for a return engagement!  He is a very funny MSer who has played waiting rooms & support groups across the country! Give it up with a big …

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As The Myelin Fades Episode #3

As The Myelin Fades Episode #3

  Sappy music and sounds of people losing their lunch can mean only one thing. Another sad commercial from Sarah McLachlan & the ASPCA? No, but close. It means time for episode #3 on the only (thank God) soap opera created for those with multiple sclerosis (thank God again).     This is…..”As The Myelin …

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My MS Photo Album

My MS Photo Album

  I was looking at a calendar when I realized the date. Time to schedule a prostate exam with the doctor? Well, yes, but that’s not what I was referring to. I remembered it was my MS anniversary.  The date, way back in 1996, when my life changed forever. With that I thought I would …

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Rock & Rollator

Rock & Rollator

  There comes a day in life when you say “what the hell” and make the big purchase. The reckless abandon–you only live life once…purchase. For some it’s a boat or jet ski.  For others it’s a convertible sports car. For me, an MSer, it’s a new, shiny rollator.  (Wow are my nipples tender!) I …

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Making it official.