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Awesome Chat Last Night! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A big thank you to the nine chatters who participated in last night's Delaware Area MS Chat.  Here is a summary of the discussion. Voice recognition software:  "Robert" ... Read on »
Balanced Imbalance by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Today is the autumnal equinox, one of the two days of theyear when the amount of daylight and darkness are equal, in balance.  It’s a day when I reflect on balance inmy ... Read on »
Better Day by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Thanks, everyone, for your supportive words on my last blog post. I appreciated hearing from you very, very much. Today, I had a chance to sleep, sleep, sleep f ... Read on »
Birdcam by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) For the bird watching fans, I've got great news: I got a BirdCam from Wingscapes (I bought it thru Amazon.com). This camera can be set up outside and will snap a p ... Read on »
Blessed Beltane by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Blessed be to ye who celebrate Beltane! For the rest I wish you all a happy May Day! Today is the first day of summer in some ancient cultures and the day to celeb ... Read on »
Bloggers and Chatters Meet Face to Face! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) From left to right:  Jen (of MS Strength blog), Sonia (a regular at the Delaware Area MS Chats) and Lisa (of Brass and Ivory blog among others) joined me for the first ann ... Read on »
Bluebird Pictures by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) This WebCam from Wingscapes has proven to be a good investment!  Check out these bluebird pictures. Read on »
Bluebird Soap Opera? by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A bluebird pair set up house in our backyard nest box. It was love at first sight... But then he became extremely jealous, and obsessed that no other bird show any inte ... Read on »
Bluebirds are fledging! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) We watched two of the five bluebirds fly away from the nest box this morning, and a third keeps poking its head out of the window.  Both the male and female are still around ... Read on »
Boo! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) This is the best way to spend Halloween! Back to home page Read on »
Book Review: Shadow Summit - One Man, His Diagnosis, and the Road to a Vibrant Life by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Recently, I had the privilege of reviewing a book called "ShadowSummit - One man, His Diagnosis, and the Road to a Vibrant Life" by JonChandonnet. I have ha ... Read on »
Book: Voices of Multiple Sclerosis by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) You may have heard about the recently-published book "Voices of Multiple Sclerosis," a compilation of stories from over 30 people with, or affected by, Multiple Sclerosis.Dian ... Read on »
Brain Potholes by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Results of my latest MRI: No change from last year. So that's two years with no change. Yet I continue to see a decline in functioning (an increase in fatigue and a decli ... Read on »
Bringing Your Work Home? by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) As a few of you know, The Husband is on the board of directors for the Riverview Historical Cemetery in Wilmington, Delaware. It is his full-time volunteer job. The board rece ... Read on »
Bull's Eye! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Last week, during our hot spell, I scratched my leg and pulled off what I thought was a dangling scab.  When the scab started to move, I realized that I had pulled a tick ou ... Read on »
But Not Today by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Today was a good day. It didn't start out that way. Alarm goes off - grump - hit snooze - alarm goes off again - grump - hit snooze harder. It's raining. Grumble. Straight int ... Read on »
Calling all artists with MS - submit your best work by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) TALENT CONQUERS MS The 2nd Annual MSAA ART CONTEST Show off your artistic talen ... Read on »
Calling All Birdwatchers: Great Backyard Bird Count by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Get ready to count! Here's a description of this event from the Audobon Society's website at http://www.audubon.org/gbbc/ "The 13th annual Great Backyard Bird ... Read on »
Calm before the bugs by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) It is 9:30 at night and 69 degrees. I was just drinking orange tea on the back porch in the dark, listening to the spring peepers sing and the breeze blow in the n ... Read on »
Can You Imagine? by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I wrote this in 2004 to help people understand what it's like to have Multiple Sclerosis. I think it's time for a reprint. Have you ever had your leg fall asleep ... Read on »