In 2008 I had a myocardial infarction due to vasospasm of unknown origin. In other words, I had a heart attack that couldn’t be explained through normal reasons and tests. My arteries... READ MORE
We are what we eat. I think everyone has heard that at some time, especially when our mothers prompted us to eat better. I am the first to confess my eating habits are less... READ MORE
Some of the terminology in Multiple Sclerosis bothers me a lot, particularly because we don’t have our own medical vocabulary and many of the words we use don’t clearly tell what the... READ MORE
What a difference a day makes – that’s about how long it took for the enthusiasm for Tecfidera, formerly known as BG-12, as the next oral agent for Multiple Sclerosis, to go... READ MORE
I have three wonderful granddaughters –ages 2, 5 and 8 – who make MS take a back seat when they are around. How can I think of my woes when they are... READ MORE
The headlines alternate between confusing and frightening. Annette Funicello, the Disney Mouseketeer and also Frankie’s Beach Blanket Sweetheart, passed away this week at the age of 70, and the headlines are saying she died... READ MORE
So much is said about how social media connects us with others in the virtual world, but the challenge for me is identifying that interaction. How social is it when I just... READ MORE
Diagnosing and treating MS always includes questions about balance because that is a common problem, and the doctors regularly ask about any recent trips or falls. This is a disease that can make even the strongest of us walk at times like we have been on an all-night bender, weaving left and right to get to our goal.
It caught me by surprise when I read the NMSS headline: “National MS Society-Supported Studies Point to Possibility that Dietary Salt May Stimulate Activity of Key Immune Cells Involved in MS Attacks.”... READ MORE
More than a few people have told me their story of how Multiple Sclerosis has affected them and their relationships. At those times when MS gives me the blues, I think of... READ MORE
Perusing MultipleSclerosis.net, my eye wanders to a heading at the top of the page that asks ‘What is MS?” and I immediately thought ‘now that’s the million dollar question!’ Beyond being the... READ MORE
It can be annoying when a child around the age of 5 discovers the joy of repeating a knock-knock joke over and over - we continue to smile each time it is repeated and we laugh to encourage their engagement with learning this social skill.
Look around the calendar and you will find the months littered with colors, all intended to raise awareness for a specific cause. You would have to live under a rock to not... READ MORE