Latest Article on NMSS is NOW LIVE! And I am Sorry.

Hey everyone!

My latest article for the National MS Society’s blog is now live! I discuss some realizations I’d made after a recent (non MS-related) injury and what they could mean for my future. Be sure to check it out here!

I apologize for being so very late on getting this year’s WALK MS video out and for being so MIA lately–there has been a LOT going on this summer and I plan on writing about it or making a vlog about it later after the dust has settled and I’ve had time to digest a little. I thank you so much for your continued patience with me!

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This is fine. Everything is fine.

Through the Eyes of a Caregiver

To wrap up Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, I thought I’d do something a little different and hand the floor off to someone who is very much aware of the effects that MS can have on a person and their relationships: my husband. Caregivers are often overlooked and need just as much support (if not more) as we do. These silent warriors stand beside us, stealing and forging spoons so that we can just simply get through the day. 

So! Handsome and fearless caregiver, take it away! Continue reading “Through the Eyes of a Caregiver”

New Blog Post on NMSS: Recognizing Your Lucky Charm

It’s quite a bit different than anything I’ve posted before and way out of my comfort zone, but my latest blog for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is now live on MSConnection.org!

You can read and interact with it by clicking HERE!

Also! I’m donating 25 cents to the NMSS for every new follower I get on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) through the end of this month, up to $100! So if you’re not already, go show my social media some love. See below for direct links!


Hey! I’m on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube. Follow me for updates and musings between blog postings!

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

Want to get updated when I post a new blog entry? Enter your email address in the field on the right side of your screen and get treated to an email alert when I post here! How modern!

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

A Mother’s Touch

This summer really flew by, didn’t it? This year’s heat and humidity seemed to make a pretty noticeable difference in my day-to-day–more so than the last few summers. Or maybe it seems that way because it’s still so fresh in my mind.

I went in for a routine visit with Dr. Brain last week and, while my fancy sobriety test-esque exam went well, he told me precisely what I didn’t want to hear.

Continue reading “A Mother’s Touch”

Let’s SMASH it!

We’re almost there! My husband is riding in his first BIKE MS this weekend. He’s really jazzed about it and is really taking to heart that the pain, fatigue, exhaustion, heat sensitivity, and even bladder urgency that he will experience during and after his ride is just a small taste of what we MSers experience every day.

He’s SO CLOSE to his inaugural goal of $1000, but is now also offering up a challenge. On top of riding the already ambitious 100 miles over the course of two days, if we can help him raise $1250, he’ll ride a total of 125 miles. If we can get him to $1500, he’ll ride an insane 150 miles over the course of two days. On a bicycle.

Every single dollar truly makes a difference in advancing research and treatment options for us. He’s riding for each and every one of us. This is truly a ride of love.

Please consider helping him smash his goal by donating. You can do so by clicking here.

If for nothing else, do it for that fabulous beard.

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Hey! 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!

Want to get updated when I post a new blog entry? Enter your email address in the field on the right side of your screen and get treated to an email alert when I post here! How modern!

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

Just To Be The Man Who Biked One Hundred Miles…

Many of my “longtime” (and I use that term loosely) readers remember my response to the “This Bike Has MS” video that was circulating several months back and I’d invite you to read it again. My only real critique of this inspirational video was that it only addressed what it would hypothetically be like to ride the altered bicycle, and not for any extended length of time. How can one get a small glimpse into living with the disease without truly experiencing the bike?

My handsome husband, while not riding the altered bike that was featured in “This Bike Has MS,” is taking the challenge. He’s registered for this year’s BIKE MS and will be riding 100 miles over the course of two days.

One. Hundred. Miles.

I realize we’ve only fairly recently closed our annual WALK MS campaign, but I’m here to humbly ask you if you might consider helping him reach his fundraising goal for his first ever BIKE MS event.

He realizes the toll this will take on his body. He will be fatigued. His joints will ache. He will have no choice but to push on. Just like us. He will feel the after effects for days.

And so will we, fellow MSers, because every single dollar you are able to contribute will go toward the advancement of research and treatment options for us.

He’s doing this because so many others cannot. He’s doing this to genuinely get a feel for what we go through every day. He’s riding for us.

You can help him reach his goal by following this link and clicking on “Donate to Russell.”

 

 

If nothing else, do it for his spectacular beard. I mean, look at that thing.

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Hey! 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!

Want to get updated when I post a new blog entry? Enter your email address in the field on the right side of your screen and get treated to an email alert when I post here! How modern!

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

New Post on MSConnection.org!

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Good morning and Happy Friday!

My latest (and possible favorite?) blog post is now live on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s blog! You can read and interact with it here:

https://www.msconnection.org/Blog/June-2016/A-Morning-Prayer

 

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Hey! 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!

Want to get updated when I post a new blog entry? Enter your email address in the field on the right side of your screen and get treated to an email alert when I post here! How modern!

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