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My 11th Cake Day

Today is my 11th cake day – the 11th anniversary of the day my MS started. I choose to celebrate it, by eating cake, and taking the time to look back over the past year. This year has certainly not… Continue Reading…

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Ten years ago

Ten years ago today it was the Thursday of the first week back at school. As an elementary school principal, it was a very busy week, but my body seemed to be flagging. On the Monday, Labour Day, the day… Continue Reading…

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Catching up – a day at the legislature

It’s been a long winter, with lots happening in our personal life, and not much time – or inclination – to blog. I’m hoping to catch up with a number of things now, though. Let’s start off with my latest… Continue Reading…

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MS Awareness at the BC Legislature

On Monday May 7th, I was part of a team from the MS Society that went to the BC Legislature to spread the word on our priorities to the MLAs. At the same time, my mum was visiting from England!… Continue Reading…

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Happy MS-iversary to me!

Here we are again – another year older, another year wiser? Certainly another year with MS – September 1st makes it 8 years. As my loyal and regular readers (?!?) will remember from last year, I choose to celebrate this… Continue Reading…

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Where do you live?

This is a long post. Stick with it. There’s some tough stuff in here. As part of my volunteer work with the MS Society of Canada, I’m involved in a campaign to look for better housing solutions for people with… Continue Reading…

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A trip to the neurologist leads to a tour of the MS research facilities!

I had my last appointment with Dr Kastrukof – all I can say is Dr Carruthers, you have a tough act to follow! My appointment coincided with a tour of the research facilities for supporters of the MS Society, so… Continue Reading…

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Catching up on the MS Walk

I’ve been AWOL recently – life has definitely been busy! (Blame the Winnebago…) First, a catch up on the MS Walk on May 15th. It was a glorious sunny day. Lots of happy smiling faces, lots of meeting up with… Continue Reading…

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Almost a Year Old!

I started this blog last year at the end of May, when I had spent the month (MS Awareness Month in Canada!) putting information on my Facebook page. There was so much information that it was a shame to lose… Continue Reading…

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Charting the course of my MS through MRIs

If you know anything about MS, I’m sure you think you know what’s coming next – a discussion about the number of lesions I have accumulated, gadolinium contrast and the like. Well, you would be wrong! My first MRI, my… Continue Reading…

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