14
Apr
2014
DSC_6341

Welcome to my first Blog!    Please allow me to introduce myself.   My name is Debbie Melnick, I own a small business, I am a new mom, and I have Multiple Sclerosis.    As you might suspect, all three have their challenges

Read more

(21 Comments)
7
Sep
2015
Lightning Strikes.

Worrying is a waste of time.  Our creative, anxious ideations are hardly ever the disasters that actually occur.  I’m a particularly prolific worrier because Multiple Sclerosis can throw new symptoms our way at any time. Social media does not help.

Read more

(0)
2
Oct
2014
2014-07-11 08.07.11

I expected full term pregnancy to have lasting effects as a woman’s body goes through a tremendous amount of transformation. One effect I was not expecting was my almost total reliance upon the scooter to get me around. At first

Read more

(15 Comments)
3
Jun
2014
Alkaloids in night shades can impact nerve-muscle functioning and digestion.

  Nightshades by Katheryne Gutierrez Kinesiology saved my life. Thats right! The day I stepped into a kinesiologist’s office I had no idea what kinesiology was, nor did I know the impact it would have on my life. By definition

Read more

(3 Comments)
20
May
2014
10277453_10203509398592999_4309371609388745452_n

One of the silver linings of MS is that I come across the most amazing people who inspire me everyday. Why didn’t I see them before MS? I did not take the time nor did I have the insight to

Read more

(0)
26
Apr
2014
2014-04-26 17.50.55

Parenting with a chronic illness has its challenges to say the least. Balance issues can lead to falls. And falls can be a catastrophe for me and baby. Looking back over the past year, I realize I did a lot

Read more

(0)
23
Apr
2014
Inclusion, a good thing.

When I see companies and places out in the world include inclusive practices, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. The big things, like thoughtful placement of wheelchair ramps and easy to open doors can have a huge impact

Read more

(0)
23
Apr
2014
Original Watercolor by Patti Pogodzinski

  Traveling around in a wheelchair or scooter, throughout the day, people constantly look at me, then look at the scooter, look at me, then look at the scooter, etc.  While I  understand their curiosity as to why a seemingly, healthy

Read more

(0)
23
Apr
2014
Patti Pogodzinski

  As a child I was signed up to numerous dance classes, I went to gymnastics camp more than once, I was a midfielder on a soccer team, and I spent most evenings training with my synchronize swimming team. In

Read more

(0)
22
Apr
2014
Print
(0)
Load More