AML, anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, pandemic

JCV Negative and MS Check-Up!

How can it feel like this year has lasted 1000 months and flown by at the same time? My last check-up with my neurologist was in February, right before COVID and quarantine hit our state. That visit was a little disheartening and dramatic as we learned about a potential pituitary tumor (thankfully after a look… Continue reading JCV Negative and MS Check-Up!

anxiety, COVID-19, Faith, joy, Not Today MS, Running, Weight Loss

Let’s cut ourselves some slack.

It’s been a year, am I right? For all of us. I think once this is alllllllllll over (LORD, Jesus... please let there be an end to all this!) we won’t soon forget struggles of 2020. For me, this year began with such fresh hope. 2019 kicked my butt. I remember texting my dear friend… Continue reading Let’s cut ourselves some slack.

anxiety, COVID-19, Faith, Family, food, joy, Marathon Training, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, pandemic, Podcast, Running, Weight Loss

Episode 25: Not Today, MS 5K!

On today's episode we talk about what we have been doing to choose joy in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. We also talk about an exciting event we have coming in September. Check out the Not Today, MS Podcast to hear today's episode and please visit the Run a Myelin My Shoes website for… Continue reading Episode 25: Not Today, MS 5K!

Not Today MS, Running, Uncategorized

Not Today, MS 5K Run/Walk!

This September, we're celebrating something pretty big here at Not Today, MS. This September will mark five years since my MS Diagnosis. Five years of CHOOSING JOY over fear, anxiety, tingling fingers, vertigo, medication side-effects, fatigue, pain, worry and anger. We decided in September 2015 that this disease would not define who I am. That… Continue reading Not Today, MS 5K Run/Walk!

anxiety, Faith, grief, joy, Not Today MS, panic attacks

It’s going to be okay.

I’m not going to lie. The last two days have been rough. Reality of our new normal setting in. I haven’t stepped foot in any kind of store or restaurant in over a week and I likely won’t be allowed to for a very long time. My daughter just found out she will be out… Continue reading It’s going to be okay.

Faith, Family, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized

COVID-19 and living with Multiple Sclerosis

I know. The last thing the world needs is MORE NOISE right now. Don't worry... I'm not here to debate or say anything negative. ALSO, as always, I'm not a doctor (shocker!) and anything I say here is simply my experience. PLEASE talk to your doctor... Or follow the guidelines found on the CDC or… Continue reading COVID-19 and living with Multiple Sclerosis

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Episode 20: Cheryl Hile’s Story!

We are honored to have Cheryl Hile on the podcast today. Cheryl can be truly defined as an MS Warrior and has had numerous accomplishments, including being the first person with MS to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 12 months. Cheryl is the founder of our running team, Run a Myelin My Shoes.… Continue reading Episode 20: Cheryl Hile’s Story!

Faith, Family, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Not Today MS, Uncategorized

Just show up.

Everyone keeps asking me how I’m doing. This season of job change and taking on new volunteer responsibilities and all that comes with Fall and Christmas events—I appreciate everyone’s love and concern for me. They don’t want me to do too much. Multiple Sclerosis can be triggered by stress. And my people know that. And… Continue reading Just show up.

Faith, joy, Multiple Sclerosis, Podcast, Running, Uncategorized

Episode 11: Heather’s Fight for Joy!

Heather Goodrich is a daughter of Christ, a wife, a mother, a grandmother (Nana) of six beautiful grandchildren, and a veteran runner with a marathon heart. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in June of 2012.  MS has left her with severe bilateral foot drop, occasional cognitive issues, and a constant fatigue that haunts her… Continue reading Episode 11: Heather’s Fight for Joy!