I watched the musical Royal Pains episode. I'll keep my opinions of the episode quality to myself (except to say that Scrubs pulled off the concept way better), but one of the songs is sticking with me. It's not sticking with me because it's funny (again, that's what the Scrubs episode is), but because one of the songs pissed me off. The big number - and the reprise at the end of the episode … [Read more...] about Going to be OK?
May 25th is World MS Day. This year’s theme is Independence. #strongerthanMS MS doesn’t stop me from being me. I’m a purple person, so of course my rollator is purple (her name is Violet). I don’t walk around with a sterile medical cane. My cane is covered in neon bubbles. MS does not take away my personality – it just gives me some different opportunities to show it … [Read more...] about Independence
Wanna know what commercial I hate? That travel commercial where the man has commandeered the stair chair lift so that he can keep checking for travel deals. At the end of the commercial, he passes Grandma on the stairs, gripping the banister as she struggles to climb get up just one more stair. Yeah. Real gut buster. Let's poke fun at the weak and disabled to attract people to our website. … [Read more...] about It’s Just Not Funny
I read an article earlier this week about things not to say to someone who's sick. I'd like to put together my list of things not to say to someone with MS. Things like: Have you been to a physical therapist lately? Well how do you know they can't do anything to help you? Are you a physical therapist? So sorry to hear you're tired. I know how badly I feel when I've had a long day. … [Read more...] about Just Get Over It Already
I'm expanding the bounds of MS Awareness Week to include a larger sense of awareness. I'd like to address this to those of you who are sure that you, and only you, are the Most Important Person in the World. Get your head out of your ass. I know, I know, I've probably offended you with my bluntness. Then again, it's not the first time today that I've done so. I'm talking to you, guy in … [Read more...] about A Rant to the Oblivious