Tag Archives: stress

Begin at the beginning

As the King of Hearts tells the White Rabbit: “Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” Pretty basic advice, wouldn’t you say? Yet, when dealing with MS, some medical practitioners don’t always … Continue reading

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One more thing I hate about you (MS)

There are plenty of reasons to hate MS. No need to go into all of them here. If you have MS, you know. If you don’t have it, you don’t want to hear about it. Anyway, I’m not sure there’s … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from a mother and daughter lost

As everyone doubtless knows by now, actor Carrie Fisher died on 12/27 followed the next day by her mother, the immensely talented Debbie Reynolds. Both performed in arguably the most iconic films of their respective generations, “Star Wars” and “Singin’ … Continue reading

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Real post coming…

This might look like a blog post. But it isn’t. What you’re reading now is a teaser,  a placeholder, a dodge, a ploy. The real post is coming later this week. Why? It’s all explained in this post on my … Continue reading

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A Vicious Cycle

Rioting motorcyclists are in the news. They’re disregarding the law and exhibiting antisocial, malevolent behavior. Why would anyone be surprised? The great majority of bikers (not all) flout the laws every time they ride. They’ve modified their bikes to increase … Continue reading

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On vacation from leisure

Although MS and age conspire to make my memory as reliable as an ’87 Yugo, I can still recall much of my youth. Go figure. One recollection that has come to mind recently is the way the future was portrayed … Continue reading

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Giving myself space

If you’ve read this blog very long, you know that one of my recurring themes (i.e. nags) that I’m not at all shy about driving home is the avoidance of stress. It being MS I’m talking about here, I’d be … Continue reading

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Bored to death

I had the ironic experience of watching a documentary called “Boredom“, which was anything but boring. Usually I reserve movie references for my other blog, Scribbling in the Sand, because it focuses on writing and movies (and writing movies). It … Continue reading

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Is more better?

A new MS drug was approved yesterday. Biogen (makers of Avonex, Tysabri, and Tecfidera) have introduced Plegridy to the market. (Who comes up with these names? Babbling infants or random letter generators?) Of course media coverage concentrated more on the … Continue reading

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MS & Diet

If there’s ever a post title to scare people off, it’s this one.  The support group I attend has had dieticians visit and lecture us on how to eat.  Every member of that group is now of a singular opinion: … Continue reading

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