Tags archives: personalized medicine

  • 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[...]
  • Oops! Pardon My Parkinson's Disease and Me!

  • Who hasn't had a little mishap while shopping, a spill on Aisle 9, a bump in the rump by a heavily laden grocery cart, or a landslide of pillows in Household Linens? These can be annoying and embarrassing but they're just a fact of life in a society blessed with plenty of consumer goods and reaso[...]
Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started!  Part Two
  • Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started! Part Two

  • But, the best is yet to come…. I’m not joking! The Orthopedic Surgeon puts my arm in a cast and now l will need additional physical therapy when the cast comes off.  Who is going to pay for that since I’ve exceeded my lifetime maximum?  Do you see where this is going?  How would a stroke victim or [...]
Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started! Part One
  • Insurance – Don’t Get Me Started! Part One

  • We have great insurance I guess you could say we are one of the lucky ones.  My husband has worked hard to make a good living and provide for his family.  But, without good health there is nothing that can prepare any family for a brain tumor. Everything was fine at first, as long as I was in the[...]
  • 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[...]
Creditors and Medical Bills
  • Creditors and Medical Bills

  • How Do You Get Blood Out A Turnip? You would think that it’s not enough that you are going through the worst life changing event you can imagine, but now you have all the financial issues to deal with too. You try calling the mortgage company, credit card, car loans and they are very sorry.  Som[...]
  • PD Another Plunge Downstairs, With a Premonition

  • They say those who can't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it, which must apply to PWP who lug stuff up exterior stairs, like cases of soda pop, or 12 dress shirts on hangers. Weight is immaterial. Doing the forbidden with risky footing is the error. That's my growing suspicion, based o[...]
  • Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

  • I know that by now, I probably sound like a broken record when I say that people do not want to think about Alzheimer’s disease or aging in general.  That is their choice.   But one of the problems caused by this stubborn refusal to address reality is that many myths about Alzheimer’s come to be v[...]
  • Daily Life with MS: Feeling Down

  • I am sure some of you readers have noticed my absence in the past month or so. I apologize for leaving anyone hanging but I had to take a "me" break, some time off for MS and "our" depression. That probably sounds like a horribly cliche copout but I am just being honest with you. Acceptance seems[...]
Support - The Frustration and Anger Becomes Too Much
  • Getting Old

  • Regular readers of this blog know that I am passionately committed to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Currently, I serve as the co-chair of the Los Angeles Walk to End Alzheimer’s.   A couple of weeks ago, another member of the committee and I got into a heated debate about how to boost awa[...]