MRI – How to Hold Your Breath for Several Weeks


MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  It’s a tool used in radiology to visualize detailed internal structures.  Well, that’s the Wikipedia definition of an MRI.  Want to hear my definition of an MRI?  Major Reason for Inebriation.  Or, Might Really Implode.  It’s a necessary evil in the world of we MS’ers.  It could certainly be argued …

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Injecting Oneself

Injections, Injectables, MS, multiple sclerosis drugs, Betaserone,

“I have to do what?”  That’s what I said to the neurologist who told me I was going to have to be giving myself shots – every other day – for the rest of my life.  WHAT???  But I don’t like shots – even when someone else is giving them to me.  How could I …

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MS Teaches Patience


Well, it’s that time of year again.  The time of year that I dread – it’s time to put in my patient assistance application and wait.  And wait.  And wait.  And wait.  Did I mention I have to wait?  One of the first things my neurologist told me when he gave me my diagnosis of …

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To Tell or Not to Tell – That is the Question


So, you get together with your extended family for the holidays. You’ve been looking forward to this for months. You’ve baked, packed, wrapped the gifts, made the drive and you’re finally there. As everyone arrives, hugs and kisses are exchanged and then – the questions: “how are you – really?” Do you tell them – …

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Denial or Respect?


I’ve recently come to the conclusion – or admission – that I need to back off of work a bit.  I was hired 2 years ago to do marketing for 3 physical therapy clinics.  I’m now handling 8 clinics – and the geographic spread is VERY LARGE!  I remember when I was first diagnosed, my …

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FUMS – Say It With Me Now!!


I’ve had my struggles with MS, but it’s been my observation that using my Irish temper to my advantage has done just that – given me an advantage. My battle cry is “FUMS” and I want to share that spirit with other MS’ers and their families, friends and caregivers. It really is all about the …

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