MS Renegade

A Highly Opinionated Perspective on Life with Multiple Sclerosis


New Jersey,
September 21
I am a 50-something writer and I spend much of my time pretending I don’t have MS. I have limited success at that. The rest of the time I write, I read, I knit, I obsessively watch documentaries about the British Royal Family. Ok, just kidding about that last one. Sort of. It’s NOT obsessive. I am an inveterate Anglophile. I am grateful for my children, for my grandchildren and for my many, many wonderful friends. I think vodka is underrated as a coping mechanism. I adore my little dog. I wish I could marry Dick Cavett, Conan O’Brien and Bruce Springsteen. But not at the same time. And I realize two of them are out because they are already married. I said ‘wish’. Sheesh. But that still leaves Dick.


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JUNE 29, 2012 5:05AM

A Supreme Decision

My whole life I have been fiercely independent. My husband died when I was 39 years old. Our children were 16, 15, 8 and 6. I could have gone on welfare, but I went to work. I worked one full time job and two part time jobs…

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I am a relatively smart person, but I have made some pretty dumb mistakes in my life. A lot of the dumbest of the mistakes came after finding out I had MS. I thought if I listed the top five, it might save someone from repeating my blunders.

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