Nobody likes a complainer. I know I don’t, and that’s why it’s I often keep MS symptoms to myself. I tell Jake pretty much everything, eventually. He’s supportive and kind, but that doesn’t mean that I should spell out every ache and pain that he can’t fix. Heaven knows, he’s got his hands full with me, besides having his own aches and pains. On the job , I appear to be doing very well, despite MS. I only work mornings, when I’m at my best, and I could be a poster child for one of those people living with MS and doing great! This is one place where I can lift the veil and put a spotlight on my world. Here I can honestly answer the question, “How are you?” knowing that I will not be branded a complainer. Here, I can speak to the people who “get it” because they live it. Here we have an obligation to share the truth behind the smile, lest we give the wrong impression. It was five summers ago that MS hit me like a frei...
I am a desperate woman fighting for my life. I am fighting to live my life. I am fighting to not be consumed by pain and
despair. I am fighting for my sanity in
the midst of a disease that tries to take all that away from me.
The hardest fight I
have ever fought!
As you are probably well aware, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a
constant fight and a constant struggle. If
you allow it to, RA can take everything away from you. It can take your happiness and your
hopes. It can take your dreams. It can take your mobility.
When I was first diagnosed you could have definitely said that I was losing my fight against RA. I cried all day every day. Every day was a “couch day” for me. You know, the kind of day that you want to lie on the couch all day long
with the covers over your head, cry, and wish away RA. Rheumatoid Arthritis had taken away my
happiness. I never left the house… EVER! I sta...
On Friday, October 17th, National Mammography Day , Cancer Vixen partnered with New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the American Cancer Society and St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan at a press conference, to launch the "No Breast Left Behind" campaign. The "No Breast Left Behind" campaign, will raise awareness of the importance of funding mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women, a group more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer. I designed a limited edition "No Breast Left Behind" t-shirt for sale on the American Cancer Society's Hope Shop at www.TheHopeShop.org/cancervixen .
I gave a t-shirt to Speaker Christine Quinn. (Pictured with me and the tee below.) The rest of you are going to have to cough up 20 bucks - and when you do, you'll feel great getting it and wearing it. The proceeds will help fund screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in New York City and the Hudson Valley.
Speaker Christine Quinn is phenomenal not ju...
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