Author archives: Kaley Zeitouni

  • Can You See Me? When People are Blind to Disability

  • Being on crutches for 6 weeks lent itself to quite an interesting experiment called “let’s learn how (in)tolerant people are of disabilities.”  I’m going to complain and express some frustration, so before that let me share something positive.   Getting around on crutches recently and even in a few[...]
  • My Inconsistency as a Blogger & In Relationships

  • I’m sorry!  I finally started blogging again in April after a brief lapse and then I lapsed again.  For good reason of course, but still, how on earth can I maintain a relationship with my readers if I “disappear” sometimes.  Every relationship needs some level of consistency.  My interaction with m[...]
  • A Dreamer With MS - Annette Funicello's Legacy

  • Two weeks ago today the world lost Annette Funicello.  For most people my age, Annette’s name is vaguely familiar, but many of us don’t even know why we recognize her name.  For our parents and grandparents however, Annette is the little girl who was handpicked by Walt Disney at the ripe age of 13, [...]
  • When I Plan and MS Laughs - Told in Real Time

  • I had the following plan for this evening:  attend my weekly class on Judaism, prepare my juices for tomorrow, and finish my Annette Funicello blog to post this week.  Well that’s all fine and dandy except for that little thing called “life” and that other thing called “MS.”  Here’s what actually[...]
  • Injections Available for MS

  • Today I will begin a brief overview of the treatments for MS since a few people have asked for this and it is MS Awareness Week after all.  Anyone affected by MS should take the time to educate themselves about all aspects of this disease, whether you are the patient or you are a loved one.  There i[...]
  • The New World of MS Treatment

  • Today there are nine available drugs for MS.  NINE!!! Quick sidenote:  Treatments that are used to treat the entire illness are called Disease Modifying Therapies - DMTs - and that is how I will refer to them here.  Many people also take other medications that treat specific symptoms, like Provigil[...]
  • Flying with Needles

  • I am traveling to New York this week and what came to mind in my packing preparation was RELIEF.  I suddenly realized that packing & traveling is so much easier now that I don’t give myself injections.  When I was diagnosed, my first medication was Copaxone, a daily injection.  It was a great dr[...]
  • What is Patient Centric Medicine

  • As one of the founders of Sanguine BioSciences, I am incredibly passionate about Personalized Medicine.  But as a patient, I am so out-of-this-world EXCITED for this new era to be ushered in.  I feel like it can’t come soon enough!  In some ways it is already here and in other areas we have a ways t[...]