I’m not suicidal, but there are days…

Hope folks don't mind if I get a tad dark for a moment... If given the choice between letting my MS take its course, or five days of excellent health followed by immediate death, I confess I'd take the second offer. I'd get my life in order, say goodbye to a few folks, have a…

Are you thankful for anything about MS?

Are you thankful for anything about your MS? Every now and then I hear people with MS saying they are thankful for some aspect of it. I've heard people say that MS has made them a better person, for instance. Me? I think I was a decent husband and father and overall decent and hard…

Watch Andra’s doc about dealing with her MS

You can get to this fresh and honest documentary about one person living with MD from Andra's blog, Tripping on Air: trippingonair.com. As Andra writes: Last spring I was approached by American filmmaker Courtney Dixon who was interested in collaborating on a documentary short for WebMD about MS. My first reaction to the idea of…

MS Support Group meets today…

I attend an MS Support Group. We meet every two weeks. I try to go at least once a month, sometimes twice. While we don't discuss outside the group anything we discuss in the group (to ensure we can speak in an open and confidential manner)  I can say that attending the meetings is useful…

Time goes slowly…

"Time goes slowly, but carries on And now the best years have come and gone" - The Guess Who I saw The Guess Who perform live once. Long (long!) time ago. Won tickets to the concert at CNE Stadium in Toronto. The prize included meeting them and having dinner with them, and a mass of…

Five years of non-stop headaches

It's been five years without any real change to my main MS symptom -- a non-stop headache. Five years ago I developed a headache. Over about three weeks it moved from intermittent to constant -- I'm talking 24/7 with no relief. On a scale of one to ten, the pain moved from a three to…

Why I Write About MS

Every once in a while someone will ask me, "Why do you write about MS? If you had cancer or liver disease or were recovering from a heart attack would you write about that?" The answer is simple: Absolutely I would. The people who ask me are not writers. If you are not a writer…

Something starts with nothing

Something starts with nothing... I was bored this morning. All tableted out and didn't feel like turning on my computer. So I turned on the TV. A woman was being interviewed about the positive side of boredom. Said it could be the beginning of creativity, but most people were too scared to be bored and…