Brain On Fire: Why This Book is a Forever Favorite

You may have been scrolling on Netflix and seen a movie titled “Brain On Fire…” Or you may have seen it listed as available on your Libby app… Before we get started, let’s go over the basics. What is Brain On Fire about? The Book Description Susannah Cahalan was an everyday girl, living in NewContinue reading “Brain On Fire: Why This Book is a Forever Favorite”

13 Lessons My MS Has Taught Me

Happy Friday the 13th! In honor of this spooky day, I thought it be best to share some things I learned after experiencing one of the scariest days of my life: when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This is my seventh year living with MS now, and after a very scary start to 2020Continue reading “13 Lessons My MS Has Taught Me”

Planning Meals with Multiple Sclerosis

I will start by saying this: I love food. Eating makes me happy. Baking makes me happy. Cooking makes me happy! When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I wanted to know if I could continue eating the way I had before. Had something in my diet caused MS? Would eating certain foods make myContinue reading “Planning Meals with Multiple Sclerosis”

Getting MRI Results

So this past Wednesday, I had my first MRI since starting this blog. (Note: If you’re new here, it is because I have multiple sclerosis, which you can read about in various places on my site!) It is true, I have been feeling fine since starting Ocrevus. My MRI results in July came back fantasticContinue reading “Getting MRI Results”

What Does an Ocrevus Treatment Look Like?

What is Ocrevus? Ocrevus is a form of medication/treatment prescribed by your multiple sclerosis specialist or neurologist. Its goal is to deplete a number of B-cells, which would result in fewer relapses and slowing of the progression of MS. Ocrevus is given twice each year through an IV infusion. This has been a successful andContinue reading “What Does an Ocrevus Treatment Look Like?”

You Don’t Look Sick Preview

(Below is an excerpt from You Don’t Look Sick) Throughout this book, I included bits of advice for those living with multiple sclerosis, but now I would like to share some advice for those who interact with people with MS. Everyone is different and responds differently to what is said to them. Even though someoneContinue reading “You Don’t Look Sick Preview”

Overcoming Optic Neuritis

What is Optic Neuritis? Note: I am not a medical professional or in any way associated with a medical field. I am, however, a multiple sclerosis warrior, who has experienced optic neuritis firsthand. Optic neuritis is when the optic nerve becomes inflamed, which is a problem because the optic nerve’s job is to relay whatContinue reading “Overcoming Optic Neuritis”

Keeping Active as an Author with Multiple Sclerosis

Why is it important to stay active? Sometimes it is really tough as an author, when you are writing, and the thoughts are flowing to remind yourself to workout. It is not easy to step away from the computer and take a break! But it is SO important. Why? you ask. Simply put, physical activityContinue reading “Keeping Active as an Author with Multiple Sclerosis”

MS Awareness

(Below is an excerpt from You Don’t Look Sick) MS literally has the nickname “the snowflake disease.” So what the hell happens to people with MS? Imagine a telephone cord from the 1990’s, which has the cord connecting the receiver to the base. The electrical wire was covered by plastic insulation to ensure a goodContinue reading “MS Awareness”

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