I Like Canes

I have shown you one of my canes already but I have another favorite. Yup, I have multiple assistive devices. You don’t wear the same shirt everyday, why would I rock the same cane. I am lucky to have such a talented wife to photograph this journey we are on. I asked her to takeContinue reading “I Like Canes”

Conversations

After technical difficulties botched our first attempt at this, we finally were able to get something good enough to put on air. This is the public affairs program “Conversations”, that runs 6 a.m. Sunday mornings on 107.7 The End. Check out my 12 minute interview with my man GregR, where I tell him about myContinue reading “Conversations”

Point No Point Adventure

Even in the winter we have to hit the beach. Looking through our adventures you would think I have a thing for lighthouses. I do not, they just happen to be at beaches. Hansville, Washington is home to Point No Point. I love to having access to rad beaches so close to home. We don’tContinue reading “Point No Point Adventure”

What are you waiting for?

You may have picked up on this, but I have Multiple Sclerosis. If I were standing there without my cane you may never know. When I do have my cane people think “this dude probably hurt his leg skating or snowboarding!”. I wish that was the case. MS is all about the lesions. A lot ofContinue reading “What are you waiting for?”

Canes for a Cure || Top & Derby

Canes for a cure I have been using the same $15 cane I bought 4 years ago when my MS first started slowing me down. I wanted to make it fit my style so I plastered it with stickers. The grip is completely gone and the tip has no traction. As terrible as this caneContinue reading “Canes for a Cure || Top & Derby”

Through my eyes

– Optic Neuritis – For a lot of people Optic Neuritis is their intro to MS.  Eye pain, loss of color and blurry vision.  What happens is the Optic Nerve gets inflamed, and the inflammation prevents the nerves from transmitting the visual information to the brain.  The closest thing I have found to describe itContinue reading “Through my eyes”

Pins and Needles, and Needles

There are many different DMTs (Disease Modifying Therapies) for Multiple Sclerosis. I am currently on one that I inject 3 times a week, much better than the daily version I was previously on. The injection is subcutaneous, meaning I inject it just under the skin, similar to a diabetic injecting insulin. Not bad when youContinue reading “Pins and Needles, and Needles”

I love you Red

We don’t celebrate much of anything in a traditional fashion. Valentines Day is no different.   I guess we’re cool like that? It’s the day before Valentines Day and I didn’t buy my wife a thing, no card, no chocolate and no flowers. It’s all about what you do the rest of the 364 days.  Continue reading “I love you Red”

Trek to Cape Flattery

We had a free weekend last summer and we decided to make the trek to Cape Flattery Washington. You can’t get anymore Northwest in the lower 48 than Cape Flattery. The drive up there is beautiful. Minus the super windy road that made the dog upchuck. Still worth it. So many cool spots to hit on the wayContinue reading “Trek to Cape Flattery”

Rad Short Films from Shift.ms

A few years ago the awesome people over at Shift.ms put together a couple of really amazing short films about life with MS.  These are some of my favorite videos related to the struggles of MS. It can be hard to explain MS, how it feels or even the fears that come with not knowing what’s next. Shift.ms reallyContinue reading “Rad Short Films from Shift.ms”