Monthly Archives: May 2012

My Very First Spinal Tap

A lumbar puncture, or spinal tap, is a procedure to collect cerebrospinal fluid to check for the presence of disease or injury. A spinal needle is inserted, usually between the 3rd and 4th lumbar vertebrae in the lower spine. Once … Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Dance…

Oh my God! How beautiful! How beautiful! I just watched So You Think You Can Dance on TV. And no I don’t think I can dance.I have MS and I’m in a wheelchair. This is my favorite show and I … Continue reading

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Corridor In the Asylum

This is Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting Corridor in the Asylum. This is what it feels like to be disabled with multiple sclerosis. Van Gogh did not have MS but he did have demons lurking at him with every step … Continue reading

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100 years of MS

When she was in her mid to late teens my mother began to have symptoms of multiple sclerosis. She would not find a name for this horror until she was 40 years old. In all that time she would get … Continue reading

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Nobody Wants to Be a Burden

The last thing any parent wants to do is to be a burden to their children. And I fear it has come to that.Or rather I should say it has come to that a long time ago. As my MS … Continue reading

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Mortal Enemies – Multiple Sclerosis

Heat and humidity are the mortal enemies of Multiple Sclerosis patients and today I am sweaty and uncomfortable. My right arm is hurting as I am staring at a picture of Montel Williams on his book cover of Climbing Higher. … Continue reading

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Artistry

Every once in a while I run into something that is just too cool not to share and this newspaper article below is one of those times. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. aeroplane lavatory (with … Continue reading

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