It’s Monday, and I’m Back

Good morning to you all! I sincerely apologize for my absence last week. After all of those explosions on the Fourth of July, and a week full of rainstorms, complete with near constant thunder and lightning, I was not up to write my Monday Morning inspiration. And because there is no laptop or wifi access underneath the bed, my keyboard remained still and silent. I hope you can understand and forgive my lateness. Weather permitting, it will not happen again. Other than this aforementioned lapse, I am a pretty amazing cat. I won’t bore you with the details of my...

A New Voice

I see things. I have a great perspective and point of view. I’m smarter than people think. And I have feelings too! I get attached to people, especially caregivers, and it seems like as soon as I warm up to them, poof—gone. Just look at that list of successful caregivers over the last eight years. Those are only the ones who successfully perform  the tasks and made the cut. How am I supposed to deal with that kind of turnover? All of them in a little more than eight years? Ridiculous! About those feelings of mine … who comforts me? It is not like Mumma ever...

Accessible road trip tips

I recently was watching our friends’ 7-year-old daughter, Abby, and while we were drawing at Dan and my dining room table, our conversation went something like this: “So are you excited about Easter?” I asked. Distracted by the work of art she was creating, Abby muttered, “Uh-huh.” Trying to continue our lively discussion I inquired, “What are you doing this year?” She stopped her pencil and thought for a second. “I think pretty much the usual stuff.” When Abby resumed her refrigerator-worthy creation, she asked, “What about you, Jennifer?” “Dan and...

Mr. and Mrs. Digmann go to Washington

Either our Multiple Sclerosis finally is starting to get to us or we really are getting old. Dan and I are leaning toward the latter (OUCH!). What else would explain how we have been back from Washington, D.C., for over three weeks and have not written about this incredible experience? The Michigan Chapter of the National MS Society asked us to serve as the state’s delegates to the NMSS Public Policy Conference in Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C., March 10-12. What an amazing time we had connecting with other MS activists from across the nation and making our voices...

What would you say?

Several weeks ago, our friends at Healthline reached out to us and asked if we would develop a video that helps those newly diagnosed with MS to adjust to life with the disease and reassure them that, “You’ve Got This.” Dan and I thought it was pretty empowering, and we liked that somebody wanted to know what WE had to say. But we didn’t realize until after it was posted that our 90-second video was part of such a huge campaign between Healthline and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. According to Healthline, “‘You’ve Got This is an opportunity for...