#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…]

Can you help me…?

I am going to brag about my husband. My husband plays many roles, like all husbands do. He’s a dad, a son, an uncle, a friend, an employee, a boss, and I think you get the point. Except above all of these things, in my world, he is a caregiver. My caregiver. And I am … [Read more…]

Living the Dream-ish

I am disabled. There, I said it. BUT. I am not unable. That is what I believe. You see the thing is, today is World MS Day. There are 2.5 million people like me, and millions more people like me who battle something different. So we’re all sort of in the thing called life together. … [Read more…]

Following Food

I have felt hopeless. Worse, I have felt helpless. And, I have felt hope. I am follower. A follower of food. I follow food because it is the one tangible thing I can control and get meaningful results. I need some sort of control because, let’s face it, I was (am) a perfectionist. A Type … [Read more…]

Running In High Heels, an Essay

It was a glorious hot and sunny day in Lido, an island in the Venetian Lagoon.  I had not a care in the world, just floating in the Adriatic Sea.  The lapping of the crystal waters.  The sunshine beaming.  Nothing could be better in that moment.  That afternoon we were headed to Murano and Burano via the … [Read more…]