Posts tagged "MS"

Introducing Modern Day MS

Introducing Modern Day MS
I do believe I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis for a reason.  Why else would a healthy, active, clean eating, yoga teaching Mom get diagnosed with MS the same week my daughter started Kindergarten and my son began second grade? Since the September morning I woke up with a numb hand and foot and typed... Read more »

Multiple Sclerosis: Two Years Later

Multiple Sclerosis: Two Years Later
Two years ago today I woke up with a numb hand and a limp.  That morning began a scary, intense and empowering journey. With my diagnosis life has changed and is not as simple as it once was. With that said, I strongly believe there is a reason I was given this chronic disease.  All... Read more »

Moms with multiple sclerosis open up about the invisible disease

Moms with multiple sclerosis open up about the invisible disease
I’m a part of a lovely, sometimes terrifying and supportive group called Just a Mommy with MS.  Although, most of us have never met in real life, we support each other better than some of our closest friends.  We understand the embarrassment, constant stress and guilt as a mom with multiple sclerosis. I was shocked... Read more »
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Interview with Marlo Donato Love, Author of Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS

Interview with Marlo Donato Love, Author of Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS
After I got diagnosed with MS, I ordered many books about the disease.  Yoga books with modifications for patients in wheelchairs and books about diets that can work better than medicine.  Awkward Bitch My Life with MS was different than all those other books.  This one was real.  The author, Marlo Donato Love, tells it... Read more »

The MS Monster is Back

The MS Monster is Back
“No, it can’t happen this weekend.” I told myself as I strolled through the grocery store picking up ingredients for smitten kitchen’s breakfast pizza I was planning to make as a surprise for my husband’s birthday the next day. As I attempted to find a shallot (shouldn’t it be near the onions) my left eye... Read more »

Multiple sclerosis and cold weather don't mix

Multiple sclerosis and cold weather don't mix
Extreme temperature change affects those with multiple sclerosis.  Many claim to be bothered by heat, but the cold seems to attack me harder. According the  National MS Society, Many people with MS experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when the weather is very hot or humid or they run a fever, sunbathe, get overheated... Read more »
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Living and Laughing with MS

While I am away vacationing with my husband and desperately trying to disconnect, I’m pleased to introduce you to another Chicago Now writer, Mr. Patrick O’hara.  Patrick is a Chicago born comedian and writes Comedy, Tragedy and Me.  Patrick was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a few months ago, and like me when I was diagnosed; found... Read more »

Jack Osbourne brings awareness to MS on Dancing with the Stars

Jack Osbourne brings awareness to MS on Dancing with the Stars
I haven’t watched “Dancing with the Stars” in years, but this season I tuned into the premiere specifically to see one “star;” Jack Osbourne. Osbourne, 27, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012 is “Dancing With the Stars” and using the show as a platform to help others afflicted with the disease. “Physically right now, I’m good,”... Read more »

One year ago I was diagnosed with MS

One year ago I was diagnosed with MS
One year ago on September 8, 2012 I woke up in my son’s bed with a numb hand and a limp. Three days later I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and admitted to the hospital with a steady stream of steroids flowing into my body. One year ago I would get annoyed at my husband... Read more »
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Dairy-free eating: does it work?

Dairy-free eating: does it work?
Since October when the holistic doctor gave me a test and revealed I was allergic to dairy, I’ve been really strict about eliminating it from diet.  It isn’t difficult anymore; it quickly has become part of my life. I’m the one at the restaurant asking if each component of my meal includes dairy, and I’m... Read more »