Category Archives: MS/Multiple Sclerosis

Joints

joint the movable or fixed place or part where two bones or elements of a skeleton join. the form or structure of such a part, as a ball-and-socket, hinge, pivot, etc. Slang. Also called jay2. a marijuana cigarette. 4 Slang. … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, I think about my mother. It’s a time to appreciate the love my mother has given me in words, expressions and sacrifices. I think about all of the good times we shared. My physical condition limits my … Continue reading

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Four Letter Word

It’s inevitable. At every doctor appointment, the question is asked.  I know it’s coming, yet I’m never prepared for it. Soon after I arrive, the nurse asks “What is your pain level?” Asking a patient to rate pain seems like … Continue reading

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The Table

A lot of the furniture we own once belonged to relatives. That was the case for our first kitchen table. It had belonged to my Great Uncle Everett. Uncle Everett moved to a nursing home when I was a young … Continue reading

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Identity

            Because of MS, what I used to be is not what I am now.  Because of MS, what I am now is not what I will be in the future.  But, what I am … Continue reading

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Driven

In the spring of 2011, I pulled out of the driveway and drove about a mile to our city’s tennis courts where my son was playing on the high school team. When I turned into a parking spot in front … Continue reading

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The Enemy Called Guilt

Helping or hurting?  While raising my kids, I asked them that question as a way of getting them to think about how their words and/or actions affected the people or the situation around them.  Repeating that question over time enhanced my own sensitivity to … Continue reading

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The Enemy Called Fear

  Fear – friend or foe? We have a natural inborn fear that keeps us from dangerous activity.  It is given in different degrees, which explains daredevil behavior in some people, and other people being plagued with anxiety.  Those who … Continue reading

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Words

It was in the winter of 1986 when I had my first MS symptom. It was peculiar and concerning that my vision was blurry in one place (as if someone had smeared Vaseline on an area of an eyeglass lense).  … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors

No, I did not climb a mountain, traverse a nature trail, raft the rapids, or fly fish in frigid waters.  I simply left the house. Leaving the house is a pretty big deal for me.  The length of time between … Continue reading

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