Category: MS News

The Moment 0

The Moment

The Moment Life altering events come in various forms. It could be one brief moment, a snapshot in time; or perhaps extend over a week, months or even a year. ...

Bedside Thoughts 0

Bedside Thoughts

Bedside Thoughts I write this from my wife’s bedside in an acute respiratory rehabilitation unit in a South Florida hospital. We are beginning our 7th week of hospitalization. You may ask yourself,...

An Inconvenient Sidekick 0

An Inconvenient Sidekick

An Inconvenient Sidekick Think of people that you know who have a habit, condition or lifestyle that has a regular impact on their physical well-being. Runners, yogis, vegetarians, people with allergies,...

Power of Positivity 0

Power of Positivity

Power of Positivity Since I was a child, my mom has always said to me, “thoughts become things – pick the good ones.” Whether I was tackling a problem at school...

Voting Is My Favorite Thing 0

Voting Is My Favorite Thing

Voting Is My Favorite Thing I have voted in every national election, and most state and local elections, since I turned 18. I’ve stood in lines outside of schools, courthouses, firehouses,...

My Voice 0

My Voice

My Voice Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a boy named Michael.  The land was Europe. Frankfurt, Germany, to be exact. It was September...

A Story about Shoes 0

A Story about Shoes

A Story about Shoes This is a story about shoes. My favorite shoes. They were deeply impractical, very high heels. But they were full of good memories — parties and weddings...

If I’d Never Met You 0

If I’d Never Met You

If I’d Never Met You Quietly, a phantom thief, you forced yourself into my life, slowly but violently inserting your existence into mine. Uninvited, you rooted yourself into my very core...

How I Use My Voice for Better Care 0

How I Use My Voice for Better Care

How I Use My Voice for Better Care As I journey past the 30-­year mark of my life with multiple sclerosis, I am profoundly grateful for the research advances that have...

Moments in Time 0

Moments in Time

Moments in Time There are certain moments in your life that you’ll never forget. For me, those include the moment when I realized my husband was about to propose, when I...

Nice Bike 0

Nice Bike

Nice Bike Looking down into my family room from my kitchen table, I noticed my blue, metallic walker with the seat on it had become an end table. Fortunately, it blends...

On the shoulders of giants 0

On the shoulders of giants

On the shoulders of giants My multiple sclerosis diagnosis came as a total shock. Total shock as in going to the emergency room for a follow-up to a nosebleed and leaving...

Going for Gold 0

Going for Gold

Going for Gold It was a beautiful spring day. Crisp air and clear skies accompanied me as I jogged through our neighborhood.  Oftentimes, I juggled work ideas in my head...

Say “YES” To YOU! 0

Say “YES” To YOU!

Say “YES” To YOU! I’ll never forget him in his ill-fitting trench coat and his cartoonish large head towering over us, just a bunch of wide-eyed, snot-covered children at Tonawanda Elementary...

The MS Handshake 0

The MS Handshake

The MS Handshake Out here in Texas there aren’t many fans of the D.C./Virginia sports teams so whenever I wear any Redskins, Nationals or Hokies gear, it stands out.  Last...

Dear Scholarship Donor 0

Dear Scholarship Donor

Dear Scholarship Donor It is with eyes full of tears and a heart full of gratitude that I write this letter. I am a 35-year-old mom of two children, Jason...

A Morning Prayer 0

A Morning Prayer

A Morning Prayer ​My nemesis, the alarm clock, is shouting at me, urgently notifying me that it’s time to leap out of bed and go to work for the day. My...

Five Things 0

Five Things

Five Things About nine years ago, I was in a meeting at work and the executive in charge declared: “Five things. I can only remember five things at one time.”   He...

Dear Cat 0

Dear Cat

Dear Cat July 1, 2013   Dear Cat,   Look at you sitting there, tapping your feet and fidgeting with your hands in that cold, grey exam room. You’re moments away...

Let the Music Heal You 0

Let the Music Heal You

Let the Music Heal You Icckk!  I don’t like the MRI test. It makes me anxious and claustrophobic. For those who may not be familiar with it, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...