Judy Crowe Olsen

Judy Crowe Olsen

Judy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003. She believes that a person need only be their best genuine self. Yet for those with MS, their ‘best’ is often a moving target. With the right medications, supplements, alternative therapies, wonderful friends and family and a healthy lifestyle she is able …

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Genuine and Intentional: A way to live

One challenge of life with Multiple Sclerosis is the unpredictability. Will tomorrow bring a new symptom or clear up an old one? Will MS fatigue come out of nowhere to spoil your plans? I try very hard to plan for and accommodate for all the ways that I know MS …

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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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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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