Healing? Not Healing?

I wanted to write about healing today because recently I’ve been seeing and reading a lot about healing, lack of healing, and blame.  I felt compelled to share with you my humble belief that you are no less of a human being whatever your beliefs may be, if you’re not…

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Say What?

Recently I was asked “what am I doing for my Mom’s 90th birthday”? Completely shocked, my first instinctual reaction was a silent, “are you f*cking kidding me”?  My second thought was, the same thing I’ve done for the past thirteen birthdays as a daughter, caregiver, and friend…we’ll go out to…

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I Promise, Promise.

Dear Promise, Five years ago today I took a ride to Brooklyn, N.Y. to meet you after seeing you pop up on my screen. A Puggle! I had never known a Puggle. Our beloved Leo had just recently passed and you needed a home and although we didn’t know it,…

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PPMS: Thoughts

Arms are burning  Legs are weak  Some days living feels like swimming upstream  Wish it were a dream Feels like I’m gonna drown Trying not to let it get me down Doing my best to smile and hold my head up high Sigh Life changes so quickly  One minute you’re…

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Rx: Pug Love

My human has this thing called ms Progressive ms  No remissions or cure  Does she have hope? Sure Her legs give out Numb and weak  At times the future looks bleak  I remind her at least her bladder doesn’t leak Mine does. Sometimes I see her cry  At the end of…

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Exercising & Chronic Illness: 7 Things To Know

1)  Consult with a Physical Therapist when possible. Consulting with a physical therapist was the best thing I ever did.  A Physical Therapist who has knowledge of your particular illness (in my case progressive multiple sclerosis) and experience treating it can get you started. Exercises to improve my walking, balance,…

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My Dog Is A Better Patient Than Me

1)  He hates taking his medication. So do I. 2)  He keeps going when he shouldn’t.  So do I.  3)  He’s a great patient who never complains. So am I.  Oh, who am I kidding!  However, in my defense, no one tells you when you’re diagnosed with primary progressive multiple…

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Pug Love

My human has this thing called ms It makes her tingly and numb And attacks her brain & spine But she ain’t dumb This human of mine It makes her trip and fall And she laughs and stands up tall Dropping things like her favorite mug Why not a dish…

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