MS Diet and Exercise: The Snarktacular Approach

MS Diet and Exercise: The Snarktacular Approach

A friend asked me if I follow a special diet or exercise regimen for MS. Which makes me do a little side-eye..

“Are you asking so as to know what NOT to do?”

Well. Since I’m CLEARLY beating the odds and am a picture of near-perfect health… 😂 Continue reading

Not That Remarkable

Not That Remarkable

How people respond to my life story so far is fascinating. Truly is. I kind of touched on it in ‘Those Who Get It’ – I consider myself fortunate to have a disability that naturally seems to bring out the best in the people who often then become my dearest friends.

Others among you are a little hung up on the ‘disabled people are inspirational’ narrative which truly, I can’t blame you. Our society defaults to it, we see examples all the time, and it seems lovely.

However, as with many things in life, the Continue reading

SAAPP

SAAPP

Today’s topic is accessible parking, also known as handicapped or disabled parking.

Disclaimer: just because I’m the opposite of private here doesn’t mean I go around sharing everything at all times. First of all there is a lot that I don’t share (no, for real) and secondly if somebody clearly doesn’t know my backstory already then I’m not required to share it.

Yes, I have an accessible parking permit. Some may be surprised to learn that I am not required to appear sick in order to use it. Continue reading

Those Who Get It

Those Who Get It

Realistically, I traded my ability to run or walk well for another daughter.

Totally worth it, I would do it again in a heartbeat (read more on that in my previous blog post here).

That being said, I have pretty much said goodbye Continue reading

My Fun Ride with Multiple Sclerosis {Part 3}

(If you haven’t read them yet – here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2)

Spring 2010: When I Was ‘That’ Patient
My new neurologist, Dr. Bakker, is literally quite lovely and not that much older than I am. Between her and her nurses Bonnie and Shivaun I knew I was in good hands.

First appointment:  Continue reading