The Big MyStery

May 30th is World MS Day. I have MS. You likely know of multiple sclerosis and you likely know of at least one other person living with MS. It is a mystery illness that has been poetically named a snowflake disease because it manifests itself so uniquely in everyone diagnosed with it. A thumbprint. Sure, there are … [Read more…]

You Are Courageous

I’m sitting in seat 1D on Southwest Airlines flight 3114 destined for Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is just me, traveling alone with a plane full of strangers. It took a whole lot of courage to board this flight. Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe This quote … [Read more…]

Happy Birthday

It’s my birthday today. I decided to write a love letter to myself. Stay with me for a few. The funny thing is, as much as I am writing this to myself, it is really to all of you too. They say age is just a number, and I truly believe that. Age is a … [Read more…]

#ThisIsMS

Being positive is not enough. More important than being positive is to be yourself. ~Anita Moorjani This is probably the most profound, and the most timely, quote I have come across in a long time. My journey with multiple sclerosis started long before my diagnosis in January of 2008. It is hard to believe that … [Read more…]

Happy Winter Feet

This post is for all the people who suffer from chilblains. If you have them, you know exactly what I am talking about. They are bad, naughty little suckers. Chilblains are a painful, itching swelling on the skin, typically on the feet or hands, caused by poor circulation in the skin when exposed to cold. Chilblains … [Read more…]

I Think I Broke My Nose

A clean snap and crack sounded as my face smushed into the floor, my nose bending completely to the side as I tried so hard to soften the blow with my arms. Where did my muscles go? They didn’t show up for this fall. And of course my face would land right on the hardwood … [Read more…]