Hiking with MS (and a trusty cooling vest)

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I have always loved the wilderness. I have spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest and summers meant camping with my family, inner-tubing on the rivers and hiking in the mountains. As I grew older, hiking remained one of the few physical activities that I continued to enjoy …

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An Attitude of Gratitude

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  I am a working mother and have a very active 16 month old little girl.  Juggling my busy life with RR MS takes help and I am thankful to have a great support network. More than ever now that I am a mother, I find myself writing thank you …

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Celebrating Multiple Sclerosis

July is a very significant month for me. July marks my 7th MS anniversary and my 5th Tysabri anniversary.  The days surely do fly by. I can’t believe it has been 7 years since my diagnosis. It feels like just yesterday I was in the hospital not knowing I was …

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MiSsing: One Autopilot

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In 2003 my Multiple Sclerosis arrived and my autopilot disappeared. I was a full-time graduate student, commuting 50 miles each way to school. I had two young sons. I was a wife, trusted friend, reliable sister and daughter. I was actively involved in local civic organizations. I carved out “me …

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