My mom was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) roughly a year after I was born. She didn’t necessarily hide it, but I didn’t know about it until I was five or six. To be honest, we don’t remember how the topic came up, but she said I may have asked what her shots were for. … Continue reading Please, Tell Your Kids About Your MS
First, let me start by extending a huge thank you to the woman who offered to pump my gas and try to get me assistance at the pump. As I left the house that day to run errands, I knew I would need to stop and fill my gas tank at some point. There's a … Continue reading I Had To Ask A Stranger For Help At The Gas Pump
Hello! he says as he crawls out of the cave of isolation Why Has this blog been so quiet lately??? Well, I've had a few major changes happen and I needed some time to get organized. I have some big plans for this blog and future articles, but this will take some time while I … Continue reading Why Has It Been So Quiet?
I have to remind myself that it's okay to not be okay. I have to remind myself that I'm not stupid when I can't spell simple words or think of the name of an object. I have to remind myself that I am still worthy of love despite being unhappy with the body I have … Continue reading I Have To Remind Myself…
About that time my briefs leaked while on a "date"... Before I get to the juicy bit, let's go back and cover some of this backstory. I'm classified as an incomplete paraplegic. I use a wheelchair and deal with incontinence issues (among other things that come with my conditions) daily. For a few weeks before … Continue reading Sometimes Life Gives You Lemonade…
Ok... So here's the deal: I completely understand wanting to help people and I appreciate that quality in others... But when someone says "no", that means no! With a few of my conditions, moving me when I am not ready for the movement can cause extreme pain and even injury. I'm stubbornly independent and by … Continue reading No Means No!
First, I'll give a little background on how I ended up as a cross registered student with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). A few years back I found myself suffering from back to back ear infections, pain, vertigo and decreased hearing ability. Multiple tests were done … Continue reading What Helped Me Gain Confidence As A Deaf Student?