Doctor: “You’re getting better fast”

Such was my MS doctor’s opinion today. I told him I’m not feeling better. He is confident that feeling better is coming soon. He said I...

Learning to Walk

Three brief videos are now on my YouTube channel that show how severely my walking had been affected immediately after I was...

Milestones

*Walked for five minutes on a treadmill at PT today *Went upstairs today for the first time in three weeks My walking continues to...

Writing off today

Spent huge chunks of time in bed today. Exhausted, depressed, and discouraged. And that was before I had to give up a grad class worth...

Video update

In this eight minute video I thank you for your support and love and share a more personal aspect of my struggle with you.

MS status update

Preached at church today. By the time I was showered and dressed, I wanted to go back to bed. It was so exhausting. Service and sermon...

Tooling around

Had lunch with my family this afternoon at Big Boy in Davison. Awesome. Then went to Walgreens. Then took the girls home and Christy took...

Current detail of MS damage

I have posted a few other times about the specific types of MS symptoms I have been dealing with the last few weeks. A new symptom popped...

Preaching Sunday

A word to readers of my blog who are not connected to the church I lead, Wildwind Church, and who do not know me personally. I have felt...

Waiting

What am I waiting around this house for? Healing, so I’m waiting to feel better? Time to pass, so that I can know not to expect any...

The Universe Arcs Towards Grace

Through my recent posts on this blog, others who are suffering, some more deeply than I, have connected and sent me questions, looking...

I Lost You

A song I wrote ten years ago to a lost love – my health, who was out of my life before I had a chance to appreciate her. I have always...

Home

Came home last evening. Extremely intense experience. Finally got to my place on the couch and was just overwhelmed with emotion. It took...

You’re Still Here

Words to a song I wrote when home sick with MS for a few weeks in the late 90’s. A much more “Christian”  song than the next one I wrote...

Responses to a young buck

When I first entered the hospital I received an email from a young “buck” who loves God and is trying to decide the particular context in...

Body image, vulnerability, and shame

Most fun I’ve ever had showering in front of a woman half my age: none. Awkward experience, but Mary Beth was a pro. I got my A in...

Going home

Back to going home tomorrow. They were going to discharge me Wednesday morning at 10, without any PT or OT that day. What’s the point of...

Keeping your shoes on

Imagine if you could never kick off your shoes, if your feet just constantly felt that constriction of having tight shoes on. I can sit...

The Roller Coaster

Quite the roller coaster it has been here. I am going home on Tuesday, and so far have experienced only very minor recovery. My left foot...