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Celebrity Wheelchair Challenge by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I came across this in the feed from an MS Facebook group. A British production company took three celebrities, put them in wheelchairs, strapped their legs together so the ... Read on »
Doing the Insurance Dance by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Inspired by Mitch over at Enjoying The Ride , here’s my crazy insurance story. Granted, this is a completely “ first world problem ,” but I was surprised (though maybe I s ... Read on »
It Takes One to Be One by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) My dear wife, knowing my hangup with the notion of the vast lack of disabled people in movies and on TV – and by that I mean actual disabled people, not muggles playing di ... Read on »
NSFW by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Not Safe For the World. I have recently re-discovered dancing, if I may be so bold as to call it that. More like spazzing around while holding onto the edge of a sturdy pi ... Read on »
I Was Here by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) One section from the deeply moving When I Walk , a film made by a film-maker who was diagnosed with primary progressive MS, the most devastating kind, was his wife talking ... Read on »
Getting around. by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Not, of course, as yet available in the US, and if it were, I would be willing to bet that Medicare wouldn’t give it the time of day, but I still want one. The Firely, by ... Read on »
HEALED by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) No, not me. HEALED is a new documentary about a musician who’s life was dramically changed by MS. I’m hoping I can find it on my local PBS station. I think it is interesti ... Read on »
Housecleaning, Spoons, and a Must-See Film. by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) We recently hired a woman to come twice a month to clean our house. While it is probably long overdue, it leaves me with some mixed feelings. There is a lot tied up with m ... Read on »
New push-pull wheelchair by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Procubed LLC built a better wheelchair . They say the average manual wheelchair driver puts in 3,000-4,000 strokes per day, which can take a huge toll on the shoulders, e ... Read on »
Regain your independence! by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A couple of new products. The Wet Room System is a great concept that solves multiple issues, and can bring independence and safety back to the bathroom. Should become ... Read on »
Seeing MS by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) The Seeing MS Project tasked 9 photographers to work with people with MS to attempt to capture one symptom in a photograph. The aim was to make the invisible symptoms visi ... Read on »
The Gift of the Wheelchair by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) A nice little video from the New York Times. I think their emphasis was more on the couple’s relationship, which is indeed sweet and supportive. But I was more impressed w ... Read on »
The Protocol by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) It’s been about 10 weeks since I started following the Wahls Protocol . When I first heard about this dietary program, it seemed nearly impossible – no sugar, no dairy, no ... Read on »
From the Archive: The MS Bear by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I am going through the archive of posts I’ve made to this blog, saving them as text docs to my hard drive (time waster?), and I found this. I wrote in this April of 2005, ... Read on »
Has Spring Sprung? by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) “Spring has sprung, the grass has rizz, I wonder where dem boidies is? Da little boids is on da wing. Ain’t dat absoid – da little wings is on da boid.” I’m one ... Read on »
Lost time by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Was it really a month ago since last I posted here? I think about One Life all the time; I even begin writing posts here and there, but they rarely amount to much. A lot o ... Read on »
Making the most out of two minutes. by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I mentioned a while back that I was planning to write about mediation. Meditation is a very powerful tool that is often shrouded in mystery. It has a reputation for being ... Read on »
Dr. Wahls, you blow my mind! by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) In 2003, I was given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. At that time, and ever since then, everyone I’ve talked to and everything I’ve read online and in books told me tha ... Read on »
Wheelchair Follies by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I guess it’s true that you learn something new every day. I thought it would be relatively easy to acquire a new wheelchair. What was I thinking? The chair I drive n ... Read on »
Going Downhill Blind by stephen harris Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) I don’t quite know where I’ve been lately. I spend plenty of time in front of my computer, and I even have a list of things to write about. But I seem to spend more time t ... Read on »