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Exercise and MS: Treat yourself like a valuable athlete!

Athletic skills are acquired over a long period of time and after countless hours of practice. ~ Zig Ziglar The recent MS buzz now really highlights how valuable exercise is in managing MS. Yes – exercise IS good for managing MS symptoms! Many of us with MS have known this for a long time, but…

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MS, synchronized swimming, and my bucket list moment

  A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ~Colin Powell Wow. What a month (and more) it has been. When I last left you, I was training for my Bucket List moment of swimming competitively in synchronized swimming, at the age of 50 years, with the chronic illnesses of…

Me & my MS: Finding “Normal” … Again

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~ Albert Camus What is Normal? When you have a chronic illness such as MS, does the definition change? Someone recenty commented that I was trying too hard to be normal. So I have been having a philosophical discussion with myself in recent weeks…