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Mom Duty: Fatigue Edition 0

Mom Duty: Fatigue Edition

Mom Duty: Fatigue Edition The story is always the same.   Mom goes away for the weekend—either for a getaway with friends, or maybe to attend a conference. The trip itself is great. Mom...

Bringing Us Closer 0

Bringing Us Closer

Bringing Us Closer Living with MS can sometimes feel like you’re stranded on an island by yourself. People who don’t have MS might not fully understand what you’re going through, and others living with...

A Journey of Hope 0

A Journey of Hope

A Journey of Hope It was a beautiful summer day. I was riding my bike and my wife, Kathy, was walking. When we met back at our starting point, she said to me, “I’m...

Family Vacation 0

Family Vacation

Family Vacation Growing up, I sometimes got a little bummed that I was born five days before Christmas. It felt like my birthday, compared to my brothers, was rushed and forgotten. I was never...

Thinking About Emotional Wellness 0

Thinking About Emotional Wellness

Thinking About Emotional Wellness Last week, I attended the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Los Angeles. There were several studies presented on aspects of emotional health, and it got me thinking about how...

The Past and Future of MRI in MS 0

The Past and Future of MRI in MS

The Past and Future of MRI in MS Most people who have been diagnosed with MS have had at least one MRI scan done of their brain. Having a scan can be a strange...

Dealing with Literal Loneliness 0

Dealing with Literal Loneliness

Dealing with Literal Loneliness Being diagnosed with MS at any age is never fun, but when you’re a young person diagnosed with MS, it seems to change more in your mind than just myelin!...

The Heart of Service 0

The Heart of Service

The Heart of Service I often divide my life with MS into two parts: BC (Before Chair) and AD (After Disability). I was diagnosed with MS in 1988, the beginning of BC. At the...

It's Time 0

It's Time

It's Time Have you ever had a moment where you realize, “it’s time?” Time to make a change and let go of the past? When I was 10 years old, I had my first...

What I Wish… 0

What I Wish…

What I Wish… MS symptoms vary from person to person. Even more, symptoms are often invisible. Because of this, it can be difficult to describe your symptoms or get someone to relate to your...

Turning Adversity into Opportunity 0

Turning Adversity into Opportunity

Turning Adversity into Opportunity When you’re faced with an adverse situation, there are three ways to look at it: a problem, a challenge or an opportunity. A problem is something that festers—it negatively affects...

Care That's Personalized for You 0

Care That's Personalized for You

Care That's Personalized for You Receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be frightening. I know firsthand—I was diagnosed in 2013 shortly after I turned 29. I worried about my future and mourned for...

My Story Goes on 0

My Story Goes on

My Story Goes on Stunned is hardly the word for how I felt … Shocked, devastated … those are the feelings I remember. At age 45, I had finally achieved some professional success, having...

5 Minutes 0

5 Minutes

5 Minutes The day before, a professional triathlete gave me this advice: “You must keep moving. You cannot stop.” I had just completed 11.9 miles of the Pikes Peak Ascent (PPA), a half marathon...

Talking to My Children about MS 0

Talking to My Children about MS

Talking to My Children about MS Even if the sun was shining and the day was warm, I’d cringe whenever I’d drive by the park with my sons. Because I knew my 6 year...

Not ______ Enough 0

Not ______ Enough

Not ______ Enough I will never forget the first time I felt “less than.” I was onstage and in costume, ready to perform for the very first time at the local Greek festival. Our...

Not ______ Enough 0

Not ______ Enough

Not ______ Enough I will never forget the first time I felt “less than.” I was onstage and in costume, ready to perform for the very first time at the local Greek festival. Our...

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am 0

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am I don’t know if anyone else experienced this, but after my diagnosis, I felt like half a person. I felt like everyone around me could see that...

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am 0

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am

Appreciating Myself and All That I Am I don’t know if anyone else experienced this, but after my diagnosis, I felt like half a person. I felt like everyone around me could see that...

Can't Stand Ya 0

Can't Stand Ya

Can't Stand Ya I can’t stand. That’s the entire sentence—not an abridged version or a double entendre. I really have a difficult time standing in place… Original Source: MS Connection (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle ||...