Tag: disease

in which even I am surprised by how much I had to say

  Let’s talk about drugs, therapies, and approaches. I’m overdue! I’ve put up a new page to hold a running list of medications, supplements, etc. I’ll update it as necessary, but folks have asked, so there it is. There are a few disclaimers up there that I really want people to pay attention to and I’m going to mention them…

on snow days, disability ethics, and a secret

We finally got that Big Snow that our strangely gentle summer had promised us. Seven and a half inches, folks- more in north city. Anyone who’s tried navigating a Baltimore side- street after a major storm knows what today looks like; we’re snowed in, drinking cocoa and watching movies all day. For all the weather- related complaining I do about…

in which there is an announcement, and everything is terrible

So if you haven’t seen it yet, I made a pretty enormous announcement over on the shop blog. Some of you don’t even know there is a shop blog, so hey, it’s cool if you didn’t know. Bodies suck, folks.  Right. Right: I’m still kind of stuck on that last sentence: bodies suck. Bodies suck, bodies suck, bodies suck suck…

on the quantification of pain

Multiple sclerosis is bullshit, you guys. No pity party, but rather a shout- out to the percentage of my readers who are dealing with chronic pain diseases and/ or syndromes: this crap is for the birds. I am officially, 100% over this. This stuff is just plain tricky, in so many ways that I’d never seen coming when I received…

in which I tell you about the truck

I saw my neurologist this week, the charming Dr. D, for a follow- up after my most recent MS flare. In truth, I go to him most often looking for confirmation of things I already know. I ask him things looking for a head- nod, and I usually get it. When I asked him if I could expect to regain…