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Erika L

California
53 year old Erika blogs about the day to day challenges of MS, with her own style of humor. This is not your typical medical blog.
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God’s Gift by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) About 6 months ago, I took the plunge and opted out of taking Valium for muscle spasms and spasticity. Instead, I drove down to some cheesy strip mall in Tujunga and met w ... Read on »
Oh, Anita. Why Me? by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I’ve always been a person that seems to invite confidences from people I barely know or don’t know at all. I started a new job once and on the first day this guy came up t ... Read on »
Hey, Hey, You Sexy Thing by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Some weeks back my Mom feel down and banged up her knee. She went to the doctor to treat her knee for oh, about 6 weeks, before finally discovering that she in fa ... Read on »
Aimless Confetti by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) It’s odd being unemployed. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been working forever and loving most of it. Now my days are mainly my own and I feel pretty aimles ... Read on »
Work Work Work by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I started working right out of high school. I couldn’t wait to get a job and get earning. I had a job at a wonderful bookstore called Rackstraw Books in Danville, ... Read on »
To Kill A Mockingbird by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I hardly think Harper Lee actually intended her iconic book to be a manual to kill a bird, but I am ready to kill one myself. I leave my window open at night in a ... Read on »
Cute Orthopedic Shoes by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)   Now there’s a misnomer, right? Orthopedic shoes bring to mind (rightfully so) those beige lace up, rubber soled jobs that always look like they’re 2 sizes t ... Read on »
Lucy in the Sky by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I was born in 1957, which put me pretty much smack dab into the middle of high school when it was cool to be a hippie. I didn’t let the grass grow under the plati ... Read on »
Ready, Set….. by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) It appears my SSDI has been approved! Yay! I am so relieved! The letter showed up yesterday, along with a very official findings report (all findings favor ... Read on »
Harrumph by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I just got off the phone with an old and dear friend who’s in LA for the Grammys (congrats again, B!) and I realized in speaking with him that I am in very strange place r ... Read on »
All rise….. by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I’m not really even sure how to write this post. Me, tongue tied? Mark the date! I’m sure I’ll warm up as I go along. What has me stunned into speechlessness? Well…her ... Read on »
Round 3 by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) So I got my letter from SSDI in October turning me down again for disability insurance. Next step: find an attorney and schedule a hearing. The first guy was recommend ... Read on »
The Engagement by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I pretty much fell in love with Chad the minute I met him. He’s smart, handsome, motivated and fun. Plus he cooks! Everyone in the family from her father to my brother to ... Read on »
Get those dogies moving! by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ok, I have been one remiss and crummy blogger. Here it is mid-November and I’m just checking in. In my defense, there has been a lot going on! Starting in Tubac post the l ... Read on »
Leapin’ Lizards by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I’m working on getting my house in order so I can put it in the rental pool here while I wait for it to sell. This entails decorating it in a Southwestern style and, being ... Read on »
Hooray! by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Botox Approved, Again, This Time for Urinary Incontinence more:  http://healthland.time.com/2011/08/26/botox-approved-again-this-time-for-urinary-incontinence/#ixzz1 ... Read on »
Backwards in High Heels by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Ginger Rogers, the New York Dolls, The Impossible Art of Being Female… all spring to mind when conjuring up the image of walking backwards in high heels. So what can t ... Read on »
Bonus! by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) My last post was from Gothic Rosie’s blog about the crummy things MS does to us and how it makes us feel. Well that’s all boo hoo and fine, but now let’s focus on a few of ... Read on »
How Us With MS Feel by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I found this on my fellow MS blogger Gothic Rosie’s site. I reproduce it with her permission. Some of it is pretty darn funny…. _______________________________________ ... Read on »
Exacerbation Exasperation by Erika L Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Exacerbation: make (a problem, bad situation or negative feeling) worse Exasperation: irritate intensely; infuriate MS comes in several forms. The first and kindest ... Read on »