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…]