The progression of my disability due to Multiple Sclerosis has been difficult. Yet over time I have learned to cope and live well in spite of it.
Each loss of functionality I experienced reminded me of a loss I had once helped a patient deal with. My years as a physical therapist helping patients came back to help me. I now understand far better the importance of living well with a disability, both emotionally and functionally. Life should go on, the needs are the same. Having friends, being involved, doing the things you care about.
This blog is my attempt to share my knowledge and experience as a physical therapist, my memories of my former patients and my own successes at living well with the disability from MS.
In the last six Olympic summer games the USA placed first in five of them. Yet the USA lags behind in the Paralympic games coming in sixth place this year. They are behind China, Russia,Great Britain, Ukraine and Australia . Why? Do… more »
In a Triumph of the Human Spirit 4200 Athletes with a disability from more than 160 countries excited, thrilled and inspired the world in the largest Paralympic Games in history. In London England from Aug.29-Sept 9. the largest audience ever in it's 52… more »
Watching the Olympics was exciting and Inspiring! London was such a beautiful place to have the Olympics. And except for NBC's coverage at times it was fun watching sections of it on TV. However, I have been left with additional thoughts and feelings… more »
This is a don't miss event. We have no coverage in the USA on the major networks of the Paralympics during the events. But there is going to be a recap of the highlights this Saturday from 3 to 5 PM ET on NBC If you already have plans- ta… more »
The Paralympics are now over and the official mascot Sumi we'll be able to rest for a few more years. Part orca whale, thunderbird and black bear, Sumi is the official mascot of both the Olympics and the Paralympics. His nam… more »
Ellie’s Rules for Coping Well with MS and Disability
Admit What's Happening
Set a Functional Goal
Attitude is Everything
Be an Advocate
Live Life to the Fullest
Then All You Need is Love