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Fundraising: One Step at a Time by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Believe me, I know first-hand how challenging it is to ask for help or ask for money.  It’s uncomfortable, it’s scary. It fills you with dread. You don’t want to beg.  I ... Read on »
Thank You Wobbler Supporters! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A big shout-out to everyone who supported the Wheeler's Wobblers' MS Walk Team fundraisers at Ruby Tuesday. Between the Main Street MS Support Group moving its monthly meeti ... Read on »
A Different Way to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) One of the legends of St. Patrick is that he drove all the snakes out of Ireland.  To celebrate St. Patrick's day, then, let's work to drive out Multiple Sclerosis from ... Read on »
A Challenge From Wheeler's Wobblers by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Hello readers of A Short in the Cord, If you follow my MS Walk Team, Wheeler's Wobblers, on Facebook , you already know that I've issued a challenge for Saturday, March ... Read on »
Get Ready to Wobble! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.   You know what that means, right? It's time to wake up the Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walk team and get ready to wobble! ... Read on »
Need a Laugh? by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The holiday madness has started, so I'm giving you the gift of a laugh. Or four. Read on »
Gilenya: My Third Year Anniversary by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wow, I can't believe that it's been three years since I decided to change my direction and switch my disease modifying drug to Gilenya. I revisited my old blog post ... Read on »
A Scary Scooter Story by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) This is a scary story about fear and dread.  No, it's not another Halloween story.  It's an adventure story.  A silly story, really. Last weekend, The Husband treated m ... Read on »
Beyond Bone Tired by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) After my last post, The Biscuit Week , about getting hit with bad fatigue, I discovered an article posted to the On Being website that I want to discuss. Because I've bee ... Read on »
The Biscuit Week by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wow, the MS fatigue is really bad right now, and I’m blaming last week. What would seem like a busy week for anybody was a significantly challenging week for me. ... Read on »
MS is a Global Disease by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) After a sojourn to other topics on my social media outlets (complaining about the NFL's wimpy response to domestic violence, getting inspiration from Scotland's vote on inde ... Read on »
I'd Rather Be a Bimbo by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Before the recent NFL domestic abuse problems were uncovered, I had already decided to limit watching NFL games.  I still enjoy the game, but I just got sick of all the comm ... Read on »
Let Us Dwell on the Distance We Have Traveled by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom.  As I was reading the reports from BBC, I found some meaningful quotes that I want to share.  I think the world can learn f ... Read on »
Time to "Weigh In" on the MS Diet Discussion by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The MS Connection Blog recently posted from 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS conference about a lecture that certain diets have shown to make no difference when it comes to develo ... Read on »
Happy Independence Day! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) On this fourth of July, 2014, I'm sending up a flare of hope that we will soon declare independence from Multiple Sclerosis.  Be safe and well this holiday! Read on »
And They're Off! by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Fledgling Eastern Bluebird The Eastern Bluebirds began leaving the nest box one-by-one this morning.   It takes a lot of courage to leave the warmth and ... Read on »
Fledge Watch by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Although I don't blog much (I'll probably post the reason why in the future), I still remember that some of you love the bird posts.  Status update Mama and Papa ... Read on »
Thank You, Healthline, For Selecting Mine as One of the Best MS Blogs for 2014 by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Healthline Thank you, Healthline.com , for selecting A Short in the Cord as one of the Best MS Blogs of 2014.   I'm flattered by the description: ... Read on »
Final Results from Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walks by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Anne raised over $500! The results are in:  Between two walks, one in Wilmington and one in Newark, the 2014 Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walk Team raised $12, 2 ... Read on »
A Wobblers' Encore This Saturday, May 3, in Newark, Delaware by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The MS Walk in Wilmington (Delaware) a few weeks ago was so much fun, some of us decided to do it again in Newark this Saturday, 3 May.  You are invited to join us for a lei ... Read on »