Category: MS News

The Autumn Redemption 0

The Autumn Redemption

The Autumn Redemption As fall begins, I can’t help but feel somewhat victorious. I survived – or to be more specific, my MS survived another grueling summer. When I was...

Cognitive Challenges when Navigating a New City 0

Cognitive Challenges when Navigating a New City

Cognitive Challenges when Navigating a New City This past June, I had the privilege of traveling to Europe with my mom and my stepdad Tim, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis...

When it's Over 0

When it's Over

When it’s Over ​There’s this dress in the back of my closet.   And boy, I used to rock that thing. It was perfect for any occasion. It hugged every curve,...

The Life I Want to Live 0

The Life I Want to Live

The Life I Want to Live In the final years of high school, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go to college. I was emotionally and physically exhausted. AP classes and...

Adventures in Medical Marijuana 0

Adventures in Medical Marijuana

Adventures in Medical Marijuana When I made the initial appointment at Bloomfield Industries, I was told to bring the script from my doctor and cash. Oh, and a picture ID issued...

My Divine Fairytale 0

My Divine Fairytale

My Divine Fairytale Getting diagnosed with MS at the age of 17 posed a lot of challenges. Not only was I facing uncertainty when it came to my physical health, but...

Alone in a Room Full of People 0

Alone in a Room Full of People

Alone in a Room Full of People No one could possibly understand this. This disease is so elusive, yet so real to me. Everybody with this disease seems to have...

A Leg to Stand On 0

A Leg to Stand On

A Leg to Stand On ​Allow me to introduce you to Devin Stratton, a 25-year-old Utah man who captured himself on video accidentally falling off a 150-foot cliff while skiing.   ...

“You Shouldn't Be Parked There” 0

“You Shouldn't Be Parked There”

“You Shouldn’t Be Parked There” It was cold, wet and miserable outside. It all felt too hard, but I decided to drag myself away from our fireplace and venture out to...

How MS Changed My Marriage 0

How MS Changed My Marriage

How MS Changed My Marriage Our love story began as one of those “only in New York” moments. We met briefly at a lounge in the Lower East Side as I...

Blessed with MS 0

Blessed with MS

Blessed with MS Just from the title of this blog, you may be curious how a person can feel blessed with multiple sclerosis. Well my friend, I’m here to open up...

MS at the Airport 0

MS at the Airport

MS at the Airport If you have ever taken a flight, you know how stressful airports can be. Some flights run smoothly, while others are delayed with little warning. People walking...

The Mask 0

The Mask

The Mask ​Living with multiple sclerosis, I often feel like I’m wearing a mask. A disguise of sorts for protection. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell whom I’m protecting more–myself...

When the Medication Stops Working 0

When the Medication Stops Working

When the Medication Stops Working Being diagnosed with MS comes with enough baggage all on its own. But going through two years of a specific form of therapy and hearing the...

Flying My Fatigue Flag 0

Flying My Fatigue Flag

Flying My Fatigue Flag I tried not to make eye contact with her in the elevator while I pushed the button for the floor directly above us. I knew that it...

Like a Box of Chocolates 0

Like a Box of Chocolates

Like a Box of Chocolates A few Sundays ago, I woke up with a tingling sensation in my left fingertips. It was irritating, but unfortunately when you have MS, waking...

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide 0

You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide When I was first diagnosed about 30 years ago, MS was some mysterious, archaic, incurable disease that not many had heard of, let alone...

Another Way to Serve My Country 0

Another Way to Serve My Country

Another Way to Serve My Country I first experienced MS symptoms in the fall of 2001 while I was stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base as the senior protestant chaplain....

Your Path is Yours 0

Your Path is Yours

Your Path is Yours ​In the dark days following my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, I found light with the help of family, friends and a newfound strength. My MS diagnosis even...

A Bike Ride with My Son 0

A Bike Ride with My Son

A Bike Ride with My Son “You can do it, dad!” Those words reverberate through my head and pulse through my veins every time I ride at Bike MS. Source:...