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michaelbgerber Patient Expert

Los Angeles, California
About Me:  I am a happy man. I am madly in love with my beautiful wife of 28 years, Gail. I have two fantastic grown children, Jenica and Adam, now 26 and 24 years old. I am surrounded by incredible friends and lead a very active life. I also have MS. The progression of the disease has... Full Bio
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One of the best weekends ever. by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  Almost two weeks ago I told you about our pending trip to Dallas. Now we are back and all that I can say is that my experience was much greater than anythi ... Read on »
To me it is a very big deal! by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I feel like I've told lots of people about this. Yet, almost every day I realize that I've left somebody out and the fact is that I want everybody to know. ... Read on »
Thank God I am not disabled! by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I hate the word “disabled”. It is the word used most often to describe a person who lives with a disability. But there is a big difference between the two. A bom ... Read on »
Happy Birthday Mom. by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) If mom were still with us she would be 77 years old today. She died almost 9 years ago and she certainly left her mark on our family. In fact, I can tell you tha ... Read on »
“Staying married is its own reward” by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) That phrase, “staying married is its own reward” was told to me almost 26 years ago.   I think that until someone has been marrie ... Read on »
Celebrating independence every day. by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) My friends Dan and Jennifer published a blog today and I wrote this in response. I thought that I would share it with you. Sometimes I sound a little cheesy. I don't m ... Read on »
What I stand for. What we walk for. by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I have not stood or walked for more than 18 months.   What you may not know is that I will stand and walk again soon. No kidding. I have found what may be the ... Read on »
Amazing Perspective....."The Options Are Limited” by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I wrote this three years ago and came across it again recently. For me, it is more relevant than ever and I thought it was worth posting again. I hope that you agree. I ... Read on »
New Year's resolution: Meet Michael J. Fox by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Michael J. Fox is one of my heroes. This is not because he is famous or one of the world’s great actors, although he is very good. It is because he uses the power of his cel ... Read on »
Lasagna in your trunk. by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) December 12th was the 8 year anniversary of my mother's passing away. Regardless of one's religious  or spiritual views, one thing that we can all agree on is that peop ... Read on »
Old Stories by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Age is different than it used to be. When I was a kid and my grandfather was 65 years old, he was a little old man. Back then many companies had mandatory retirement ... Read on »
30,000 Hits and No Bruises! by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Today is the day. Today my hit counter says that my blog has been visited 30,000 times.  Actually, the last time that I looked it was 30,154. When I started this, I never ... Read on »
What are you doing on Thanksgiving? by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I suppose that the food has a lot to do with it. I also love seeing so many of my family and friends that I could never see often enou ... Read on »
Our circumstances have nothing to do with our happiness by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I wrote this more than three years ago and came across it again recently. In today's world, it seemed appropriate to publish it again. I hope you think so too. Sick or ... Read on »
Jim Morrison taught me how to sing. by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Jim Morrison, the artist, the poet, and legendary lead singer of The Doors taught me how to sing. I know this is a crazy notion. He died in 1971 and I did not ... Read on »
Lessons from a dog. by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Our dog is extraordinary and wonderful. (Whose isn't?) She seems to be happy all the time. Always ready to play. Always ready for affection. Always ready ... Read on »
Bells Will Be Ringing by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Pride, joy, excitement and anticipation are a few of the feelings we have had since we learned of our son's engagement to his girlfriend Abby. It always seems ... Read on »
I was abducted by aliens. by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I was abducted by aliens. My dog ate my homework. My grandmother…….. Well, you get the idea. Many years ago I learned that you either have results or reasons why not. ... Read on »
How to be beautiful by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) One of my favorite greeting cards reads "For your birthday I was going to get you a day of beauty for $175. But all I could afford was a day of relatively attractive for $3 ... Read on »
Ten things to learn from Japan by michaelbgerber Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I received this e-mail the other day and thought it was worth sharing. I hope you think so too. 1. *THE CALM* Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorr ... Read on »