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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 »
We Don't Fall Down Because of Your Support by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wheeler's Wobblers MS Walk Team report from the MS Walk Wilmington, 12 April 2014: The weather was beautiful for a stroll along the Wilmington Riverfront, and there were ... Read on »
Want to Wish Me a Very Happy Birthday? by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) In honor of my upcoming 55th birthday (Thursday), please consider making a donation to my Multiple Sclerosis fundraising efforts.  For the fifth year in a row, the W ... Read on »
Why I Walk by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Recently, the MS Society asked me about my motivation for participation in the yearly MS Walk fundraisers.  They asked for a quote about “Why I Walk.” At firs ... Read on »
Happy MS Awareness Week by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Just in case you didn't know, this is MS Awareness Week.  There, now you are aware! The Delaware Chapter has a week of fundraisers at local restaurants, ... Read on »
Not Exactly a Book Review: "Americashire: A Field Guide to Marriage" by Joan .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Dear Jennifer Richardson, I finished your book, " Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage ," and thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  However, I've been having a heck of ... Read on »