Rick on November 20th, 2007

Shopping for a wheelchair is not like buying a new car. I think my wife and I had psyched ourselves up about wheelchair shopping. Personally, I expected we would walk into a store and find rows of wheelchairs all shined up and waiting for a test spin around the room. It wasn’t to be. My … Read more

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Rick on November 13th, 2007

If you care for a spouse or other family member with MS you already understand the impact medical expenses can have on your family budget. The financial cost of a chronic disease like Multiple Sclerosis is high and the financial drain is constant. I was born in the early 60’s. I went to the ER … Read more

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Rick on November 9th, 2007

The business office of our local hospital volunteered that they offer a 20% cash discount for MRIs. (I did not ask, but I imagine it is available for other procedures, too.) The cash discount doesn’t surprise me. The 20% certainly does, though. Simply stated, if one pays for an MRI at the time the work … Read more

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Rick on November 4th, 2007

Use the FDA’s MedWatch for the Latest Drug Safety Information. If a medication you take requires additional warnings, you can learn about it on this web site of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MedWatch is the FDA’s web site for reporting current medication safety information about drugs and medical products which are regulated by … Read more

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Rick on November 3rd, 2007

Pets are not for everyone. And if you’re not an “animal person” you should probably avoid getting a pet. Pets require attention because they can do so little for themselves. If you feel stretched already, you may not want the additional work a pet requires. Now, with that disclaimer provided, I’ll begin to tell why … Read more

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Rick on November 2nd, 2007

How did we find information before the Internet? Wondering about the relationship between Betaseron and peroneal neuropathy, I Googled(tm) [“multiple sclerosis” “peroneal neuropathy” betaseron] and found links to three web sites. One of the online resources is excellent. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, School of Medicine makes available a course syllabus for … Read more

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