Feeling the heat

This heat wave is reminding me that I have MS. It’s not that I forget I have the disease. I remember it every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday when I take…

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Returning to the arts

When I attended UT Martin for undergrad, I went to plays and student recitals a lot. I need to go back to doing that. It would certainly inform my art…

Some new light

Previously A few weeks ago I talked about being sick and having extreme tingles. I was beginning to think I might be experiencing my “new normal.” This must be how…

A YouTube channel about MS

I’m always on the lookout for information about Multiple Sclerosis. Recently, I found Dr. Aaron Boster’s YouTube channel. Boster is a clinical neuroimmunologist specializing in multiple sclerosis (MS). He is…

The not so common cold

I think I’ve been suffering from a cold for the last week or so. It’s hard to tell with me. When I think I have a cold, I get a…

Cat walking on a fence

Keeping your balance when you have MS

Balance problems and difficulty walking are two of my most troublesome MS symptoms. Luckily, there are exercises I can do to reduce the impact these symptoms have on my everyday…

Woman in vrikshasana (tree pose)

Yoga and MS

I started doing yoga in the 80s when I bought the book,¬†Raquel: The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program. I practiced on-and-off over the years and got a little…

Fun with imaging

I got my yearly brain and spine MRIs on Monday. I’m fine with being in a confined space for a significant amount of time (the whole thing takes about two…

Thinking about the body

Yesterday I’m at my local Planet Fitness recovering from my 20-minute treadmill walk and a smattering of strength training. I need this recovery period to get my legs working a…

Walking the walk

I can’t remember exactly when it was that I realized I forgot how to walk correctly. I don’t know that there is necessarily a “correct” way to walk, but a…