Category Archives: MS/Multiple Sclerosis

Facebook Flames

Social media can be a minefield. That’s exactly what it was when I saw the entry of a friend there. We’ll call her Diana. Diana could be very kind, but she also clearly had anger issues that were made apparent … Continue reading

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Recalculating

When GPS technology was first available in our vehicles, and a change in direction was necessary to reach a destination, the device would alert the driver with the word “recalculating”.  In a similar way, when MS affects the body, changes … Continue reading

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The Spoils of War

At 5 feet 11 inches for most of my life, I was accustomed to being tall and enjoyed all of the benefits it afforded. I have now spent years of my daytime hours in a wheelchair. After so many prior … Continue reading

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Maintenance Man

You find them at apartment complexes, places of education, office buildings, and elsewhere. Maintenance people keep things running. If something is off kilter, they adjust it. If it doesn’t function properly, they know how to correct it, figure out how … Continue reading

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It’s A Touchy Subject

I’ve never been a real touchy-feely kind of gal. I believe public displays of affection can make others uncomfortable and I’m sensitive to people’s personal space. However, I have not hesitated to touch the shoulder of the person I was … Continue reading

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UpLIFTing

About twelve years ago, when my MS made it clear that it would continue to progress, we made the decision to remodel our home. The goal was to remove whatever obstacles that would be in my path when my legs … Continue reading

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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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