Hi. I’m Cat.
I started this blog to help facilitate conversation about multiple sclerosis between myself and my friends, after being diagnosed with RRMS in 2013. Disease makes people–myself included–uncomfortable. The internet can be a scary place, particularly during diagnosis and in the months following. There’s so much unknown and, at the same time, too much information out there. And so, my audience grew to include others with the disease.
And then I expanded further and began also writing for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s blog, MS Connection and later, Biogen’s online resource, Above MS. My writing has been featured in Momentum magazine and Something On Our Minds: Anthology of Multiple Sclerosis Writings (Volume 4). I also have served on a few advisory boards, including for IsolateMS.
I am not a healthcare provider, nor do I have any medical experience or schooling. This is real talk from a real person who was diagnosed with MS at a young age, and I’m happy to share experiences, advice, and positivity with the newly (and long-time) diagnosed, as well as friends, family, curious types, and anyone who loves someone with MS.
Oh? And the name of this blog? It’s all explained here.
This is my story. And it doesn’t end with MS.