Tag Archives: independence

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.

Monday Evening Events with Cooper

Good evening, dear readers, Forgive my twelve hour lateness, but while Mumma and Dan were away this cat sure did play. Writing just wasn’t a priority when I had the whole house to myself. Yes, I enjoy being alone at times and yes, I hate being alone. And yes, I am a cat of contradictions.…Continue Reading

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,…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

Mannequins and Disability

Mannequins and disability. Who would think of such a strange combination? And who would want to see images like those? After all disability is different and strange, maybe even a little scary. That differentness may explain why I would never expect to see images of the disabled as mannequins used in storefront windows. But that…Continue Reading

I've been thinking…

I spent a large part of my summer thinking and learning about disability. Sounds silly right? After all, I shouldn’t need to learn about disability since I live it—having relied on a wheelchair for the last ten years, but now I see disability differently. I better understand the societal, financial, and political realities of having…Continue Reading