My Incredible Shrinking World

There are no straight lines when treating diseases, conditions or syndromes. Doctors rarely give an exact regimen to follow. Ask cancer patients how many micro and macro therapeutic decisions they are forced to make. Speak with a Type 1 Diabetic about the different insulins and glucose monitoring kits he must choose from. Ask someone suffering from…

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…

100 Days of Self-Care Update

To all social media fitness, wellness, medicinal, nutritional, alternative, and disease management influencers out there, way to go! Writing (and editing), recording (and editing), taking photos (and editing) takes a lot of time. I now understand how that becomes a full-time job for you. My original plan was to document a daily self-care achievement. For…

What’s Working Part Three

For the last eight years: I can easily walk around my home with and without an AFO and without using a cane. I grab onto walls and furniture as needed. I can walk outside with an AFO and cane for 20 minutes maximum before stopping to rest. I can walk 1.5 MPH on a treadmill…

What I’ve Learned from my Eleven Year Shit Show

I spent the entire weekend documenting everything I’ve tried for my MS. Thank God for iCal, my Amazon order history and the “purchase” file I keep in my email app. I’m not surprised by the vast majority of medicines, therapies and equipment as much as I’m shocked at what I forgot. For example I literally had…