Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)


Thanksgiving Greetings 2015 from Kicking MS to the Curb

Happy Thanksgiving to all US readers, and goodwill to all. Even with MS, we have many reasons for gratitude. Personally, I find the dreaded MS MonSter actually stands as a reminder for appreciation of every step I am able to take, every activity I am able to continue, and every moment that is relatively pain-free. I no longer take those experiences for granted.

Hope you enjoy a peaceful and pleasant Thanksgiving with your own loved ones.

I am grateful for much - not the least, the opportunity to share fabulous food with beloved family members. I plan to dig in heartily, but I hope to avoid any MS-migraine-inducing MSG-filled items and to pace myself to avert a holiday-overload energy crash. Who's with me on that?


What makes the world go 'round? Nope, it’s not love.

Know that reeling feeling that sets one’s whole being to spinning and the heart to fluttering?

Yeah, that’s not love.

It’s vertigo. And it’s a beast. Ask an MSer or anyone else that’s ever had it.

Vertigo is somewhat similar the sensation one feels after a wild, whirling roller coaster thrill ride, except without the fun of the amusement park attraction. Vertigo simply shows up on its own, often at the worst possible times.

  • Vertigo is a little like being drunk, but without the party.
  • Vertigo is sort of like the first signs of flu, only it usually lingers a lot longer.
  • Vertigo is what makes a grown adult creep across the floor on all fours, simply because it’s too unnerving to stand up and stagger.

Sure, we’ve all heard the song that claims “Love Makes the World Go 'Round.” Many of us remember Bob Merrill’s composition for the popular 1961 Broadway musical titled Carnival.

But MSers know better. Vertigo makes the world go 'round … and 'round … and 'round … and …

Vertigo makes the world go round … and round … and round … and …

 Adapted from public domain image

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