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Can a Caregiver Be Too Helpful?

As a caregiver, if you wonder when or whether your caregiving might be "too" caregiving, there's a simple way to find out. Ask the person for whom you care if you're doing too much.

And remember, what you're needed for today may not be what you're needed for tomorrow. The symptoms caused by Multiple Sclerosis vary over time. You may need to do the grocery shopping for several months in a row and then be surprised when you're told, "I'll do the shopping today."

What Do You Do with Bad News?

When someone asks you if you want the good news or the bad news first, which do you choose? I prefer the bad news first…

Fatigue: What You Should Know

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society offers an excellent online brochure titled, “Fatigue: What You Should Know – A Guide for People with Multiple Sclerosis”. The…

Fretting About the Future

A friend told me yesterday he had seen my wife in a local store and “she looked good.” I agreed, “Yes, she does look good!”…

Anticipatory Grief is a Good Thing

I remember reading the cartoon book, “Good Grief, Charlie Brown”, when I was a child. The phrase, “good grief,” grabbed my attention. What did it…

Multiple Sclerosis is Not Brain Cancer

Getting the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis took too long from the time my wife first talked to her primary care physician about the intense headaches…

The Doctor said, “He can stay.”

I was working in a closet filled with network hardware and cables when my cell phone vibrated on my hip. I answered and heard my…

Over-watered Roses Do Not Thrive

Six New Dawn roses cover a pergola I built for my wife a few years before her MS diagnosis. If I had known then what…