September 2013 walking update ~ Roller Coaster Ride

Roller Coaster Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs… But it’s your choice to either scream or enjoy the ride. Be positive. Unknown

This month it’s easy to be positive, I am truly enjoying the ride!

I am filling my life with love and God, taking Tecfidera and Ampyra, in August I received my second stem cell treatment with Dr. Balshi and now I am seeing Christine Albright, an Intuitive Spiritual Healer. 

For years I have needed to use a motorized wheelchair when shopping, so my shopping was limited to stores with scooters. I would drive into the parking lot and park in a space next to a shopping cart, then use it like a walker into the store and transfer to a scooter.

In December 2012 I survived pneumonia and a flair in addition to the holiday excitement. I lived but lost the ability to drive. After three months and my stem cell treatment, I was able to drive again. I would simply meet a friend in the parking lot at the store, she’d run in and grab a motorized wheelchair and bring it to my car.

I have been feeling so strong and so well but even so, I was surprised!

Tereasa was planning on meeting me at Walmart, I was early and she was late. I sat in the car for a couple minutes and then I looked outside to see a cart right next to my car.

I simply (as if anything is simple with MS) got out of the car, grabbed the shopping cart, and used it as a walker moving very slowly into the store then transferring to a scooter, just like the olden days!

Being able to run to the store without assistance is one of the many things I took for granted before this roller coaster ride!

Linda Grace Cox


About our Co-Founder: With a bachelors in Social Work, Linda is 53 years old, happily married with eight children and 17 grandchildren. Diagnosed with MS in 1995 and now having accepted and truly embraced her new reality, Linda has created She is dedicated to proving that joy can be chosen while living with Multiple Sclerosis. Linda specializes in helping others, especially those with MS attain the lifestyle, independence and happiness amid living with MS.


  1. What kind of stem cell treatment are you using? Do you need to go out of the country? I don’t know of any stem cell treatment that is available inside the USA unless it is through a clinical study. You are extremely lucky that you are now taking both Tecfidera and Ampyra. It is extremely hard for most MS people to get Tecfidera. I had an extremely hard time getting Ampyra. Please post information about your stem cell treatment.

    • chris~
      Where do you live? I’m in Alaska, and it’s easy with the neurologists here to get on Tecfidera and Ampyra. I am a great advocate for learning all there is to learn about a medication (and there is so much information online) and working with the dr. get the pharmaceuticals you feel are the best for you.
      There are at least two doctors in Florida that do stem cell treatments. Read my post about the doctor I chose and the procedure
      Enjoy the day,

  2. Wow…I am going to go through the rest of my day taking note and giving thanks for what I am able to do without usually noticing.

    • Gina~
      I see that you specialize in health issues yourself~ I believe no matter what our circumstances are, giving thanks is the way to live our lives!

  3. Linda- this is awesome- I love that you did a video, I can hear the genuine positive and happy attitude in your voice and see it on your friendly face. Very cool…sometimes the written word doesn’t convey things as well as the spoken word! I am so very glad that you are doing well and I love the way you say “We shall see…” I can tell that you are in a good place of acceptance and gratitude. Thanks again for sharing!

    • Judy~
      Thank you for saying so! I agree completely in video, I like to see the people who are writing on their blogs. And I appreciate the kind words, I honestly am happy, and yes will see how this all plays out!

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