F**K Anatoly’s Mom’s Disease

The Neubie is still impressing the heck out of me. I’ve made more lasting improvements and experienced more carryover with this machine than with all of my other treatments combined. After 4 months of home use, I’m happy to report the following improvements in my left leg: Am I walking better? Nope. Am I improving…

How I’m FINALLY Getting Rid of Spasticity

One thing I wasn’t clear about is how damn tight and stiff my arm has been. I don’t have any before photos or videos, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. When I went to hand therapy back in 2018, my PT would kindly provide 10 minutes of heat before gently stretching…

Good Advice

I LOVE reading advice columns and gravitate toward any sort of instructional teachings in general. That’s probably why The Dear Abby and Erma Bombeck infatuations of my youth, have led my down the digital rabbit hole of today’s podcasts, Am I The Asshole (AITA) Sub Reddits, Ted Talks, and Twitter feeds not to mention a…

Neubie Update

It was April 2012 when Multiple Sclerosis officially bit me in my ass. Although I’ve been able to slow my deterioration (thank you Ocrevus, and NeuroKinetic tx), significant gait improvements have been out of reach for the past decade. And yet, after only a few weeks of Neubie use, I’m starting to see changes and…

30 Years

How ironic that today, on my thirtieth wedding anniversary, I just finished reading, Heather Havrilesky’s New York Times article, Marriage Requires Amnesia: Do I hate my husband? Oh for sure, yes, definitely. I’m happy to say that after three decades, I don’t hate my husband. I fell in love with a handsome, hard-working, good man…

Ten Months

Ten months from now, my daughter’s wedding celebration will end with a reception. Thanks to COVID, different religious beliefs and cultural preferences, what normally would’ve been a wedding weekend has been spread out over a year’s time. They self-officiated their legal union this past October. National Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC My son-in-law’s family hosted a…

100 Days of Self-Care Results Post

On December 7, 2020, I decided to commit to 100 days of self-care. I’m happy to report that I woke up today, Day 100, feeling lighter, more stable and moving better. I’m lighter because I started Weight Watchers in February and have lost 10 pounds. I like WW because there are no good or bad…