About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age N/A
  • Relationship Married

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I am the author of Multiple Sclerosis, an Enigma, a memoir of the diagnosis of RRMS, and am soon to launch its sequel, Multiple Sclerosis, Melanoma and More. I have also donated four poems and an essay to the inaugural edition of Something on our Minds, with Tracey Todd and Sean Mahoney. I did inject Copaxone for four years, but when it failed to keep me on my feet and working, I retired and stopped the DMD. Instead, I had altered my menu the year I was diagnosed, eliminating meat, dairy and fried foods. I lost 50 pounds, daily headaches ceased, and energy improved. Well, why wouldn't I be more energetic; it was like putting down ten 5 lb. bags of potatoes and walking freely without them! I work with my husband making quilts and writing books (of poetry, of educational advocacy, of small town life and of MS in my life.) We have a small shop called Wooden Toy and Gift (please visit us at www.woodentoyandgift.net) We also have a blog (wtandgnews.blogspot.com) and I know that you would find both of those sites interesting and informative. Please sign up to follow us by email, or add us to your Google+ circle? Many thanks! Fatigue continued, depression ensued, and with correct medication for depression and high-dose vitamin D for energy, I am living my happily ever after years with my husband of 43 years. My motto continues to be a quote from psychologist John something: I am not perfect, but I am enough.

My MS

Type of MS Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
First experienced symptoms1976
First Diagnosed 2007
Symptoms Fatigue, Walking (Gait), Balance, & Coordination Problems, Vision Problems, Dizziness and Vertigo, Pain, Depression, Tremor
Treatments Diet, Exercise, Physical Therapy, Vitamin D, healthy menu changes

Interests

Living Well with MS Caregiver Support, Emotional support, Healthy living
Getting Involved Walk MS
Research Research news
Hobbies and other interestswriting and quilting; Friends of our local library; Clerk for our local volunteer fire company

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