Category Archives: Depression

The Maybe of Mavenclad

I’m afraid. As September comes ever closer, so does my medication change. During July, September seemed so far away but now as we get to the end of August, September 21st seems so much closer. On that day, I will … Continue reading

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Letting Go and Holding On

Life is funny when you stop to think about it. I’ve been carrying around a thrum of sadness for a few weeks now. While my general outlook on life has been positive, there was still this ache inside of me. … Continue reading

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Looking for the Oracle

Before I was diagnosed with relapse and remitting Multiple Sclerosis, I thought I could cure myself. Someone had said that it was all about mind over matter. I could choose not to be sick. I could choose my destiny and … Continue reading

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I’m Alive For This Moment

On Wednesday last week, I had an appointment with my neurologist. This is a joy for me. My doctor is a delight and makes going to the hospital a joy. She’s always upbeat and I feel as if I’m meeting … Continue reading

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The Lion and the Internal Orchestra

I’d like to take a moment to talk about pain. Everyone experiences pain differently. Maybe it’s muscle pain or internal pain. Perhaps it’s a mixture of both. For myself, there is no rhyme and reason to it. My Multiple Sclerosis … Continue reading

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Little Yellow Magnet Video Series: Depression

Hey Everyone! Here’s the next video in my Little Yellow Magnet video series. In this video, I talk about something I’ve struggled with for a long time and was made worse when the Multiple Sclerosis hit. In this video, I … Continue reading

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Today Is A New Day

On December 30th, 2012, I woke up to find that my world as I knew it had changed. I woke not knowing how to move my body. It was no longer mine and I was no longer able to control … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Max Shadow

Tomorrow, on August 21st 2014, I will have had Multiple Sclerosis for one year. Of course, there’s some wiggle room in that. According to the doctors, I should have been diagnosed four years ago. My Cerebral Palsy helped to mask … Continue reading

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A Magnet of Hope

I wrote this for the Reboot Your Life anthology for Chicken Soup for the Soul. They didn’t select it, but that means that I can now share it with all of you. I’ve been sitting on it since January! Enjoy! … Continue reading

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