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”

The Girl with the Purple Cane

Meet Liz Jackson. She is an amazing person who has a neurological disability similar to MS. Liz lives in NYC and is breaking down the stigma of using assistive devices. She rocks a cane and rides a bike. She is The Girl with the Purple Cane.   I found her when I was learning aboutContinue reading “The Girl with the Purple Cane”

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”

Port Townsend Adventure

Port Townsend, Washington Port Townsend is an awesome little hippie town out on the Olympic Peninsula. We usually go up there to hit the food co-op and at least one beach. Gotta hit a beach, even for five minutes…that Puget Sound sea air is addicting. The shops downtown are a great stop as well. SomethingContinue reading “Port Townsend Adventure”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Here is a special little gem I wrote after getting harassed by a community watchdog while legitimately parking in a handicap spot. In her defense it was for my own good.   LETTER TO THE EDITOR | A refresher course in manners 4:12 PM, Nov 29, 2012 letters Kellen Prouse, Bremerton A refresher course inContinue reading “LETTER TO THE EDITOR”

ANNOUNCING WHEELS & RED

this is our life portrait I am so stoked to get Wheels & Red up and going. It’s where I am going to write about my adventures in life with MS. It will be our Adventure Log.  What can you expect from this?  Everything. We sometimes forget that we have this really cool thing in common: weContinue reading “ANNOUNCING WHEELS & RED”