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Latest Article on NMSS is NOW LIVE! And I am Sorry.

Hey everyone!

My latest article for the National MS Society’s blog is now live! I discuss some realizations I’d made after a recent (non MS-related) injury and what they could mean for my future. 83 more words

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The Four Mistakes to Avoid When You Have a Handicap Parking Placard

Okay, sure. I’m new to the Parking Placard Party ™, and I’m no expert on parking lot etiquette, but I felt compelled to compile a quick list of my parking placard tips and pet peeves that you may find useful. 655 more words

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IOaB Named One of Best MS Blogs + New NMSS Blog is LIVE!

It’s Only a Bruise was recently named one of the best multiple sclerosis blogs by Medical News Today. Thank you so much for helping to make IOaB everything that it is and be sure to  70 more words

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The Invisible Disease

Infertility.

Affecting 1 in 8 couples, this disease is very real and yet very rarely spoken about. Sure no one wants to talk about depressing things. 1,993 more words

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Day 138

Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (n): an invisible, chronic, progressive genetic disorder characterized by numerous symptoms and expressed differently in each person.

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A Year Of Niftiness

My Meeting With Madame President and My Thoughts on Ocrevus

I recently had the honor of meeting with Colleen Kalt, President and CEO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter, so that she could hand deliver my Big Cheese shirt (Big Cheese=the top 100 fundraisers in the state–something you’ve helped me accomplish each of the three years I’ve done WALK MS so far) this year and hear my story! 316 more words

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MS and the Spinal Cord

I recently read an article on everydayhealth.com called “When MS Attacks  the Spinal Cord.” I was told when I was first diagnosed, four years ago, that I had four lesions in the cervical area of my spinal cord. 393 more words

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