Category Archives: Symptoms

It’s just a cold, right?

It’s 40 degrees and raining on Monday. Then you wake up to sunshine and a crisp 18 degrees on Tuesday … just in time for 32 degrees and six inches of snow by the weekend.

No wonder sniffles, sneezes and tissues take over our lives throughout the winter months. We’ve all been there, right?

But what’s it like to battle the common cold on top of a chronic illness and how do you overcome the additional issues? Mango Health asked us to address this question in a guest post on its blog, and here is the link to our essay where we discuss six helpful strategies for making it through cold season with a chronic condition:

What To Do When the Common Cold Overshadows Your Chronic Illness

Check it out and let us know what worked for you or if there is anything you would add to this list.

MS lessons learned on unwanted anniversary

When a child turns 18, that child is an adult, right? On his or her own. That’s the deal. Independence at eighteen. November 14, 2015, marked my 18 years. Time for my freedom. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Only one small thing: Freedom is not on my horizon. Even though I’m fully willing to…Continue Reading

Yvonne deSousa guest post

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you all to our incredibly talented (and hilarious!) blogging friend Yvonne DeSousa! It truly is our pleasure to feature a guest post from her on our blog. We connected with Yvonne through Twitter, where we soon learned more about her blog ( and her recently released book (“MS…Continue Reading

Straight ahead! (with MS)

I’m going to gripe about the same thing each time I watch a football game. Jennifer knows this. She just smiles and lets me gripe. Usually she chimes in to acknowledge she understands why I’m cursing the current stupid running back, wide receiver or kick returner. “Straight ahead!” Jennifer repeats as though she’s my pigskin…Continue Reading