Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bitten By Nostalgia

I’ve been thinking a lot about my Great Aunt Freda lately.  It feels like Aunt Freda is as much a part of me as my pinkie finger.  I don’t think of it every minute, but I know the memories are … Continue reading

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My Diagnosis Story – Part 2

Twenty-eight years ago, I was given the jolting news that I likely had multiple sclerosis. My imagination raced and practicality brought me to a place of concern. Being in my first months of my first pregnancy, I had been excited and … Continue reading

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My Diagnosis Story – Part 1

Almost everyone with MS has one.  I thought it was time to share mine.  A fellow blogger suggested we not dwell on the past, but understanding the past helps us process the present and cope with the future.   So, here it is… … Continue reading

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Danger Zone

I like a little excitement in my life, but not the kind I had last week. Our neighborhood is unusual.  Most of the development was built 50-60 years ago when homes were smaller and families owned one car.  A farm, its farmhouse and … Continue reading

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Doc, I Need to Know….

I have a doctor’s appointment coming up this week.  I don’t take these visits for granted.  They are opportunities.  I realize that, for different reasons, many people are not able to see a doctor.  Living in America and having good … Continue reading

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Bright Sunshiny Day!

It’s still remembered as the leaves fall, It’s a whisper in the snow; All but forgotten in December with the season’s lights aglow.   It’s longed for as the calendar Turns to the new year; And as the days begin … Continue reading

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The Thermometer Rules

This was a rough winter in many parts of the country.  Although it is winding down, I thought more than once during the season about years past when our family was younger.  I wondered if this might be helpful to … Continue reading

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The Enemy Named Pity

Human nature is a tough thing to fight against, and yet it must be done.  There is a constant struggle to be grateful for “what is”, instead of longing for “what is not”.  The challenge is not limited to those who battle … Continue reading

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