Category Archives: MS/Multiple Sclerosis

The Sentence

When I hear about someone being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), I feel sad – sad as I do for anyone who has received any diagnosis; but also sad because I personally remember and understand the impact of hearing the … Continue reading

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Stairway – Where Did They Go?

 In my last blog post “Stairway to Heaven?” (click here to see it), I wrote about images of the  path to heaven being a stairway – a unsettling vision for someone who cannot walk.  I’m not the first to think that way.  … Continue reading

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Dancing With My Star

You’ve seen or heard of the show, haven’t you?  Dancing with the Stars is a series where movie stars, professional sports players or those otherwise well known, are paired with professional dancers with whom they train for a televised competition. … Continue reading

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Folding

We fold laundry when it’s clean. We fold napkins on the table.  We fold paper to fit in envelopes or to make shapes in origami. There are a multitude of things we fold. If we are working, exercising or doing yoga … Continue reading

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Lisa’s Question

I didn’t know her very well. We had mutual friends and we both had kids so we wound up in the same places occasionally. She was always friendly and easy to like.  She was pretty, but there was something more … Continue reading

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Botoxology 101

There’s no mistaking that I have wrinkles in my forehand, laugh lines at the corners of my eyes and around my mouth, but they are the least of my worries in this temporary shell of a body I live in … Continue reading

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Broken Record

I wonder if young people understand what the expression “broken record” means.  Or maybe they do as I hear there is a new interest in them, and they have been dubbed ” vinyls” by the younger crowd.  A quick explanation in case you … Continue reading

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My Friend, Eden

She’s a warm companion, a comfort when I’m uncomfortable.  She is always available and ready to give.  She’s economical and flexible.  Without uttering a word, she understands.   When I get up in the morning and make my way to the … Continue reading

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Collateral Damage

It’s useless to try to make sense of something like multiple sclerosis.  Nobody knows its cause, when or how it might attack, the speed at which it will progress, and certainly not how to cure it.  We do know what it does … Continue reading

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Beware the Chair

There are commercials on television, especially during midafternoon hours, that show smiling people floating around on level sidewalks in flat parks on beautiful weather days on wheelchairs that look like fun and fit them perfectly while children lovingly prance around them and … Continue reading

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