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Jughead Patient Expert

Nottingham, Maryland
I'm a 47 year old married father of 2 that was diagnosed in 1987 with Relapsing, remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I retired from the Sheriff's Department in 1996, and have been a stay at home dad since then. 3 years ago my diagnoses changed to secondary progressive. I have had more accumulation of... Full Bio
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Thinking Of Intrathecal Methotrexate, Screened In Porch by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) So I've been doing some reading about  intrathecal methotrexate for the treatment of progressive forms of multiple sclerosis? Since I'm lucky enough to have joined the prog ... Read on »
Wheelchair Accessible, Steps Are A Problem by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) We took the wheelchair out to dinner, or did it take me? Funny how you notice things when your perspective changes, and your altitude. One of the thousands of loca ... Read on »
32 Years With The Wife, Lucky Man Even With That MS Thing by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Met the wife 32 years ago today, locked her up for solicitation! I kid, it's one of the things she likes about me!?!? We were introduced by a friend and things ... Read on »
Snakes On A Ramp, Better Living Through Chemistry by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) So I saw yesterday my friend Kim had a snake on her ramp. What are the chances the wife would come home and find one on ours? She called me from the dr ... Read on »
Proud Owner Of A New Ramp, My Back Is At It Again by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) We finally broke down and added a ramp to the side porch, I'm spending more time in the wheelchair, figured it was time to get it in the house? The brother came an ... Read on »
Twilight Zone Dentist, Friends That Offer To Help by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I love the world, always something to see, never gets old. Went to the oral surgeon yesterday, 8am on a chilly Baltimore morning. Sitting there with the wife, in s ... Read on »
Dental Destruction, Therapist Must Be Crazy by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I was anemic when I was a baby, the mother didn't know she was supposed to give me the iron through a straw, she gave it to me on a spoon, or so the story goes. As a result ... Read on »
Maryland Grow 100 Challenge, Back On Paleo by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The kids are coming over for mothers day, the wife said she wanted her gift to be help cleaning up the yard. My plan is to cornswaggle them into helping with the garden. I ... Read on »
Wheelchair Van A Go, Time To Paint The Living Room by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) So this is my new toy, ain't she cute? She's an 1980 Chevy, about 80,000 miles, purrs like a kitten! The lift device is pretty cool, have to admit, until recently had ... Read on »
Free Van For The Wheelchair, Skating Show Madness by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Have a guy giving us a 1987 Chevy van fully wheelchair accessible, nice to know nice people. I met this guy a few times, he came to the Sheriff's office after I retired. My ... Read on »
Wordy Father In Law, To Therapy Or Not To Therapy? by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Having an interesting issue with the father in law involving his word choices. The family has him under a microscope since the mother in law passed, poor guy. Trying to sho ... Read on »
Exacerbation Madness by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The secret word for today is exacerbation, a big time one! Everything that is effected, or is affected, should have gone to class more, is on high alert. No sense calling t ... Read on »
Family Update, Social Media On Hold by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A lot going on around here, more than I care for. The father and the sister both had cancer surgery, made out really well, but it was still cancer. I'm rehabbing after back ... Read on »
Bioness Not A Fan Of Paperwork, It Was The Bathroom That Killed The Beast by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Had a surprise when I ordered my new gel pads for my Bioness L300 foot drop system. The company has apparently been taken over by gangsters, employing strong arm and intimi ... Read on »
House Makeover Time, Left Side Entering Limp Noodle Stage by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Time to fish or cut bait, isn't that how the saying goes?  The house needs a makeover nearly as badly as I do!  Can't do it all, but I can sit on a chair and do some of it. ... Read on »
Good Bye Miss Dixie, Thanks For Loving Me Like A Son by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) It's been a tough year for the mother in law, but that all came to and end this week for her, she passed on Tuesday, her pain is over and she is in a better place with the ... Read on »
Gimme Drugs, and Handicapped Parking Abuse by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Went to see the pain management doctor today, he told me I probably wasn't a candidate for the spinal injections anymore.  I said I wanted a second opinion, he said ok, you ... Read on »
Fundraiser For A Friend, and Very Proud Of The Father In Law by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Having a fundraiser for a guy I went to school with, he has pancreatic cancer and is pursuing a less traditional form of treatment.  His sister put together a crab feasf fo ... Read on »
Power Of Positive Thinking, Go O's by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) What a beautiful day here in Baltimore!  A/C off, windows open, me and the dog are wrestling, life is good.  The boy got off of work early, brought me home a soda, if I kne ... Read on »
Depression Rules The Day, Vegetables For Those Who Need Them by Jughead Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Depression is rearing its ugly head right now, can't seem to shake it off.  Combination of not feeling good, circumstances with the mother in law, and feelings of having ha ... Read on »