I did it. I made it through the first year, a year that everyone told me would be difficult. Holy smokes. Who is this lady? Getting here wasn't easy. I had to WORK at it. I thought I knew hard work before this- I was dead wrong. I was my own worst enemy, and I … Continue reading My First “Re-Birthday”
I'm not going to sugarcoat this - I'm three months in, and I'm still really struggling with what my MS diagnosis means to me. As a friend told me some time ago, I am the captain of my own ship. We all face storms and bad weather in our lives that seem daunting, but we … Continue reading Learning How to Sail My Ship
One of the great things I am learning is how tremendous amounts of scientific research is really changing the landscape of treating, managing, and living well with MS. I saw a little phrase that I agree with earlier today: MS is BS. Yes. MS is BS, no doubt. But MS is also Beatable Someday. The … Continue reading MS = BS
So, maybe this title seems a little weird. Hear me out. Today, we celebrate International Women's Day, and strike/wear red/be conscious about spending choices to support "A Day Without a Woman." So, what does this have to do with MS? Being a woman in general has "a lot to do" with MS, and many other … Continue reading Day Without a Woman + MS
So...you might be wondering, what exactly IS MS? M=Multiple S= Sclerosis (for us common folk, scars) Because I'm not claiming to be an expert, I've pulled the bullets below from the National MS Society webpage: Within the central nervous system, the immune system attacks myelin — the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the nerve … Continue reading What is MS?
Hello, friends and loved ones. This year, MS Awareness Week falls between March 5-March 12. You're probably wondering why I'm writing a blog post about it. Well, there have been lots of days lately where I wonder that same question, but the simple answer is: I have MS. My heart is beating pretty hard as … Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week