My monster doesn’t have fangs or red eyes or a long spiky tail. It doesn’t bother to hide in my closet or under my bed. It doesn’t wait for the dark to make me… Continue reading

Greasy Armpits

Short term memory is occasionally a thing for me. It blinks out sometimes when I walk from the living room to the kitchen and totally forget what I wanted when I get there, or when I take… Continue reading

Go Hard or… Modify

I’ve been known to push myself too hard and overdo it at times in the name of keeping up and not quitting. That’s all well and good, but when you’re managing a chronic… Continue reading

You Can Tell Everybody

Last year I had no clue what I was getting myself into when I showed up on the side of a mountain for the Reebok Spartan Sprint in Tuxedo, NY. I made it… Continue reading

Looking For You

At a recent visit to my gynecologist, I took a picture of my doctor with his face between my knees. The flash from my camera phone surprised him and he looked up like… Continue reading


So one of the lovely perks of having Multiple Sclerosis can sometimes be loss of bladder control. Because the transmission of signals to and from the brain is slowed or interrupted, the electrical impulses… Continue reading


I signed up for the Reebok Spartan Sprint because I thought it would be a fun thing to do with my friends. It sounded like an exciting romp, a little scary, and beyond… Continue reading

GP (Grandmère Paula)

I don’t see my grandmother very often since she moved back to Haiti several years ago.  For as long as I can remember, she’s been meek and almost comical in her unassuming way. I can still hear… Continue reading

No Evil

I tell myself that I was diagnosed with MS at the best possible time. I had recently become eligible for medical insurance at my job, so I was covered during my hospital stay… Continue reading

A Sword. A Shield. A Red Cape.

So some friends and I are on our way to Sparta and it’s kind of a big deal. I haven’t let on how terrified I am, but there’s no turning back. We’re definitely… Continue reading