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?”

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”