Category archives: Multiple Sclerosis

  • 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[...]
  • Why I Don't Like Valentine's Day

  • So I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day.... and figured in honor of this twisted holiday I would just share my two cents   Of course I arrived at my opinion of Valentine’s Day largely through the lessons of my MS diagnosis.  I learned at a very early age that “You Only Live Once.”  As clic[...]
  • How to Date The Best When You Have MS | MS Blog

  • Wow the topic of Relationships can be pretty loaded!  I’m gonna break it down since this is something I could write about until the end of my days.  And hopefully I will! Between my personal experiences and having a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, there’s a lot of wheels turning in my bra[...]
  • Your Health Care SUPERBOWL Team

  • Let’s talk Football  I know it’s on everyone’s mind and it provides a great metaphor for your healthcare.  Managing your health when you have a chronic illness involves many players.  I think it is important for both outsiders and patients alike to understand just how complex of a team it takes to [...]
  • Cognitive Symptoms with MS | MS Blog

  • One of the many difficulties of having multiple sclerosis, is that many of the symptoms are “invisible.”  I’ll get on my soap box about the phrase “but you look so good!” another time.  For now, I just want to focus on the cognitive component of MS. Before my diagnosis I was a straight “A” studen[...]
  • My Job & My MS: Learning How to Deal | MS Blog

  • Prior to my MS diagnosis I was working as a shift lead for a juice bar.  I loved my job and have nothing but good things to say about the company but the long hours, stress of management, and surprisingly heavy labor were too much for me to take on now.  I stopped work during the early stages of my [...]
  • Comfort Dogs and Multiple Sclerosis | MS Blog

  • I have been a dog owner and lover my whole life When I was born my parents owned two cats and two dogs which seemed to remain our consistent pet count my whole childhood.  On my fifth birthday I was given a black Cocker Spaniel named Docket, obviously named by my trial attorney father not young a[...]