I’m Cat. I have MS and I want to tell you about it.

I started this blog to help facilitate conversation about MS between myself and my friends. The internet can be a scary place, particularly during the diagnosis process and in the months following. There’s so much unknown and, at the same time, too much information out there.

This is real talk from a real person who was diagnosed with MS at a young age and I’m happy to share real experiences, real advice, and real positivity with the newly (and long-time) diagnosed, as well as friends, family, curious types, and anyone who loves someone with MS.

Social media and contact info:

I’m on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Follow me for updates and musings between blog postings!

You can also read articles I’ve written for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society here!

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Questions, comments, or love letters you don’t feel comfortable posting in the comments? Email me at itsonlyabruise@gmail.com.

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  2. Stacie

    Hello! My name is Stacie and I was just diagnosed with MS (yesterday) to be exact. I stumbled across your bloog since I have buried myself in MS information on the internet. I love your blog! I also live in milwaukee. I am 26 years old and a nurse at a local hospital. I am terribly scared of the unknowns but reading your blog is making it a little less scary. I appreciate that! My mom also has MS which was diagnosed at the age of 30. Crazy gentics and the lack of vitamin D huh? Luckily, she has a very mild form. I am scared for the future as they have found 9 lesions in the brain and 1 now in my spinal cord which was reactive to contrast on c7 showing active ms. Now I am starting to realize what it’s like to be a patient and not just the nurse. Let me tell you it’s a scary road! I am trying to take all the good days in with a positive attitude because it always could be worse.

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    1. Hi Stacie! Nice to meet you! I’m so happy you found my blog and are enjoying the content 🙂

      I would be a little cautious, however, with how deeply you dive into the internet so soon after a diagnosis. You know a little bit of what to expect because of your mom’s experience, but the web can be a very scary place and has the capability to bring you down quickly.

      Please keep in touch! I’d love to hear how you’re doing. 🙂

      If you’d like, you can subscribe to this blog via email and be notified every time I post something new and for the time in between, you can follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube—all @itsonlyabruise).


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