100 MS Episodes

Multiple Sclerosis Comedy

Stop the presses!

Call Willard Scott!

Light the candles!

I’m turning 100 today!

And believe me; I have the aches, the pains, the pills and the posts to prove it!

Perhaps you’re confused. While MS often makes me feel 100, you are thinking to yourself, she can’t really be THAT old, can she? If so, the broad looks pretty good; she doesn’t look a day over 91.


Ahh, thank you for the encouragement friends! Allow me to be more specific. Today marks my 100th blog post making my blog 100!!!

Who’d have thunk it-that this little blog I started over three years ago would live to be 100? For you fact checkers, history buffs, and my future Wikipedia biographer, (so hoping to get a Wikipedia biography someday-that’s how you know you’ve made it,) the first blog posting was on 11/27/11. The number 100 includes 15 blogs that I wrote for the website MSRelief. com between May of 2012 and May of 2013.

I was excited to reach 100, thinking that it was a big deal. I was reminded of TV commercials for popular sitcoms that announce “our 100th episode airs on Tuesday!” It seemed fitting. Perhaps my little blog is like a written MS sitcom.

Being competitive, I decided to compare my number of episodes with some of my favorite sitcoms. I was crushed to learn that Modern Family has reached 115. They started 2 years before me but still.


I thought I would go back in history to feel better. Laverne and Shirley had 178- even more depressing!

I researched further and discovered that Gilligan’s Island only had 98 episodes.

Phew, that makes me feel better. Instead of Gilligan, I have multiple sclerosis in this wacky comedy. According to Wikipedia-my go to website for factual research- comedy means work generally intended to be humorous or to amuse by inducing laughter.

Gotcha Gilligan!


Gunning for you Laverne!

When I started this MS humor blog foray, a dear friend and fellow writer said “you know you’ll run out of material after a while.” But oh, how she underestimated multiple sclerosis. Seems MS likes to give me A LOT to work with.

In the thirty months since I began the yvonnedesousa.com blog (I guess I really should give it a better name-too bad How I Met Your Mother is already taken,) I have whined- Feelin Hot, Hot, Hot, Call Me Oscar, pined-Taffy Summer, Too Many Steves and learned some silly songs- I Feel Icky, 12 Days of Christmas MS Style.


Speaking of Christmas, this blog has celebrated the holidays-What Do MS and Christmas Have in Common, Resolve This, When MS and Lent Collide and given advice- 10 Things to Never Say to Someone with MS and Major Radioactive Insanity.


You, dear readers, have watched me work out- Me and My Wii, Flipnastics, and MS Extreme Sports and helped me improve my diet-Kale the New Frontier, Once Bitten, and Floored by Broccoli, Tricked by a Kid.

You’ve watched me survive some vicious storms- Stormy Sleepy Sandy and Could Be Minutes, Could Be Days and helped me clean up- Tumble Bunnies, Mr. Clean is the Man for Me.

You were there for me when I was forced to say goodbye- Just Not Feeling It and A Shower Story and you read along while I shared my deepest, darkest neurosis-This MS Moment is Brought to you by the Letters ‘F’ and ‘U’ and the Number ‘2’ and It’s On My List.

When I went on crazy adventures, you were there to laugh at me- Scooter Stalker and Did You Hear the One about the One MSer who Drove the Other MSer to the Neurologist.


We lamented the strangest of the strange when it comes to MS symptoms-All Aboard, MS Counts, MS Shuffle and Shake.

And together we enjoyed the music of the best band in the world- Like an MS Rolling Stone and MS Sucks.

Through it all, I’ve done my best to provide you, friends, with sage and hard earned wisdom- Stupid MS, Invisible Idiocy and MS is a Conundrum.

Wow, remembering all of this is making me super tired. Then again, I get super tired just taking off my shoes.

The point is, this 100th blog post calls for a celebration!

And I wanted to share this celebration with all of you to thank you for your awesome support.


Now, please, no gifts required. Yes, I know how generous you are but it’s enough of a gift for me to know that there are people as wonderful as yourselves who read these little notes I post once a week.

But, if you happen to be one of those folks who are so generous that you bring a gift to the “No gifts please” events, far be it from me to rob you of that special joy. While I can always use alcohol swabs, that is not very exciting.

An exciting gift for me would be for you to read my new book MS Madness! A “Giggle More, Cry Less” Story of Multiple Sclerosis and if you enjoy it, tell all your friends and ask them to tell all of their friends!

That would be a super duper 100th Episode gift!

Thank you and I’ll be thinking of all of you when I blow out the candles Gilligan is lighting for my blog right now..


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8 thoughts on “100 MS Episodes

  1. Congrats, Yvonne. Celebrating with alcohol swabs seems particularly appropriate, but I gave’em up. You can only suck on those things so long.

  2. Congrats, Yvonne!! 100 blogs…that rocks!! So glad our paths crossed so I could be involved in your life & you in mine. I feel in many ways we are kindred spirits. So, I’ll go along with the “no gifts” request…I read your amazing book & I am telling my friends about it. Enjoy you!! <3

  3. I never doubted that your blog would be a success… I am about 3/4 of the way through the book and have laughed many times. I am really enjoying the book, and it helps me to learn a bit more about what you deal with daily… Hope that you make the top sellers list then we will have to party like the old days, hhhmmm ok maybe NOT like that but diffenately something big

    • Your comment made me start thinking about the old days. Just thinking about them brought on a killer hangover!! But thank you for all of your wicked awesome support dear friend!

  4. Yea! What a great recap of a blogspan!
    I didn’t know they only made 98 episodes of Gilligan’s Island. Geez, I think I’ve seen every episode 10 times!
    Congrats to you. Have enjoyed them all!

    • I know, right re: Gilligan… I thought there were a lot more. My crazy MS brain can’t remember my name but can probably remember most of the episodes! Thank you so much dear My Odd Sock friend- your support on this blog journey has been awesome!

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