Chronic: A Sick Novel – excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter Three of Chronic: A Sick Novel by Paul Lima Note: At his point in the book, four people with different diseases and disabilities have rented a house in Toronto together. Read more about the book at paullima.com/chronic ********** The roommates have been eating takeout or sandwiches for dinner for several days as…

Who I have become

My MS has stabilized, more or less. I've had MS (multiple sclerosis) for 20+ years. Last 6 years, I've moved from RRMS to SPMS. With RRMS, MS hits or flares come and go. They can last weeks or months, or longer, and can go away for weeks, or months, or longer. They can range from…

Next to nothing to do

I've been a non-fiction writer all my working life. Health issues forced me to retire five years ago, but my brain and fingers still worked, so I started to write fiction, and I've written three novels (to go with my 20+ non-fiction books). The third novel is with my copy editor and… I have nothing…

Chronic: A Sick Novel

Four people with various maladies--multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cancer, paraplegia--move in to a flat together. Life happens - paullima.com/chronic/ Chronic Readers React… "If this book were a movie, the cleaners would have to mop up buckets of tears. Of joy. Of laughter. And yes, of sadness. I'm lucky I had a box of tissues close…

Tidily winks in my future?

Haven't posted much in a while. Here's an update, mainly because I'm bored and feel like typing... I am now officially SPMS (Secondary Progressive MS), and the progression is slow. It's mostly in and around my knees. Walk with a cane and need to sit down now and then, but can still walk. Ask our…

Chronic: A Sick Novel read by 4th book club

My book, Chronic: A Sick Novel, is to be read read by a 4th book club in the New Year. Dare I say it, I am chuffed that 4 book clubs have read or will be reading the book. By way of brief summary: Paul and Deena are friends with MS and Parkinson's Disease respectively.…

MS Warriors Speak: Vol 2

We've done it! Created a feature-length documentary, MS Warriors Speak: Volume 2. In the video, people with MS speak about the impact of the disease on them. Plus the video includes 3 music videos, art work, the MS documentary trailer to Introducing, Selma Blair and how one warrior is helping others online. If interested, you…

Contribute to MS Warriors Speak video

If you are interested in participating in the MS Warriors Speak video project, read on! I'll keep this as simple as possible, and I'm not going to tell you what to say, other than at the start of your video. I will edit together all the videos that I receive, upload the final cut to…