chronic illness, Health, life, MS

Tips for staying healthy in cold and flu season

The germs are a-coming! As we approach colder weather and months spent mainly indoors, all the bacteria are getting ready to party, waiting for those unsuspecting souls who will help spread the news and invite those snot-making, cough-producing little buggers into your home and mine. Having a chronic illness means that a simple cold can… Continue reading Tips for staying healthy in cold and flu season

chronic illness, life, MS, writing

Grant, the cabbie has the cure!

I wake up slightly hungover and more than ready to get home. Strung out after four days facing my own anxiety and the fact that some women never leave high school, I need some serious solitude. I phone a cab and wait outside in the crisp morning air, dying for coffee. The cab pulls up… Continue reading Grant, the cabbie has the cure!

chronic illness, life, writing

It’s October!!!

The month of Canadian Thanksgiving. So, because there are too many things going on right now for me to focus and write an earth-changing blog post😉, I am going to list some of the things I am grateful for: Our youngest child's 10th birthday tomorrow. She'll be getting her ears pierced, just like I did… Continue reading It’s October!!!

chronic illness, life, Partners/Caregivers, Quotes

The Ones Who Stay

They gave each other a smile with a future in it. -Dream a Little Dream (1989) Many say the words, then real life begins. Money-Children-Family-Work-Sex-Hormones-Communication-Health. So much joy, so much stress. How to keep the train on the tracks? Relationships are difficult at the best of times. When chronic illness invades that relationship, whether through… Continue reading The Ones Who Stay