The MS Art of Vindication

When science helps you kick butt I know that it’s really, really obnoxious to say “I told you so,” but man, sometimes it just feels so good. Does that make me obnoxious? What if you say “I told you so,” with a smile?  Is that better? What if you are clueless and inept when it … Read more

Holiday Heart Madness

A post Valentine MS post I’m not against Valentine’s Day.  Truly, I’m not. Let the sappy saps in love or in intense-like-flirting have their sappy day. Plus, Valentine’s Day ushers in one of my favorite holidays, half off lots of chocolate candy day, which I totally celebrate.  Where was I on 2/15?  In the clearance … Read more

H2O a Go Go

Multiple Sclerosis advice Yes friends, this is a repeat. But my brain has been a little slow lately.  And since this is one of my personal favorites, here you go…. You may think today’s blog is another one that has me whining about my obnoxious bladder. Well, it’s not. Although, to paraphrase my sister Laurie, … Read more

Shower Time

A new multiple sclerosis skill People not living with multiple sclerosis or another chronic illness can’t possibly understand the fatigue we talk about unless they have actually spent hours trying to find the energy to take a shower. It doesn’t matter if my achy body slept in til 11 or I had to get up … Read more

Scary Brain, Scary Movie

Multiple Sclerosis meets HALLOWEEN I didn’t mean to break my promise a couple of weeks ago; the promise where I swore I would post a new blog soon.  Technically I haven’t broken anything.  My definition of soon can be very different from your definition of soon.   But I am working on it and hope … Read more

On the Radio

Multiple Sclerosis hits the airwaves! Hi friends- Sorry I’ve been quieter than normal.  It’s not for a lack of ideas as MS keeps making me crazy!  It’s more because of the “not enough hours in the MS day” whine. But I promise a new blog in the near future. In the meantime, I’m on the … Read more

Why I’m Voting for Snow Miser

Multiple Sclerosis and the politics of temperature Last winter was a snowy, icy, super cold one.  People complained all over Facebook and threatened to pummel anyone who complained about the heat in the summer. I, for one, never once complained about the winter and insisted I had reserved my right to grumble about the July/August … Read more

MS Child’s Play

Multiple Sclerosis no concentration I love games; always have and pretty sure I always will.  And no, I don’t mean people mind games, the stuff of drama and social network craziness.  I mean good old fashioned board games. When I was 5 I was playing Candy Land with my grandmother.  Since she didn’t speak English … Read more

Lies, Lies, Lies, Yeah-Re-release

A now old, but new MS symptom So my computer is back and I’m getting caught up.  And I’m finally rested and refreshed after a fun, paid weekend away in the windy city.  More on that later in the month as I can’t go to Chicago without coming up with at least one blog about … Read more

The Not So Golden, Slightly Tarnished Girls

Multiple Sclerosis is no match for a birthday The story starts like this.  Three besties gather at the home of a fourth to help her celebrate her birthday.  The friends are the serious Gidget, the shy Amber, and the wild child Traci. ******Note-names have been changed in this writing to protect the ages and the … Read more