Sunday, October 27, 2019

#Gadolinium


Saturday, October 26, 2019

Crossing over.. BBB

Connections?






Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Angels

All my mentions of Angels surprised even me, familiar yet sometimes different 


Sunday, October 20, 2019

#Gadolinium

more and more comes out every day...


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Smoldering





Smoldering…like
A Cold Fire Burning inside
A Smoky Stench, neither Burning nor being put out
Depressing Thoughts?
Oh yes.
Refreshing Viewpoint?
That too.
My clinic days they test me a say, are you taking meds?
You look pretty good.
I pulled myself together to get there.
I perform for the Doctor, Trying to do my Best
Or they won’t like me
Or they would feel a failure
Or they’ll give up on me.
My Adult side knows they care for me.
My Child side is scared of what a Doctor I worked with called “The Dwindles”.
You’re on the right track, Dr. G

Thursday, October 17, 2019

#TBT


Some days it’s hard to even remember Vermont 

Where I lived for 35 years 
Some days I can’t forget...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Book πŸ“š about #MultipleSclerosis πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Great read by a Doctor I follow on Twitter...





My Review:

Dr. Beaber gave me an advanced copy of his book. I’m grateful. Multiple Sclerosis is an emotionally charged diagnosis. The Doctor describes Multiple Sclerosis from many perspectives. The Patient who is a Doctor. The Doctor who treats the Patient, his Sister who is a psychologist, The Observer, Dr. Beaber himself. I have had Multiple Sclerosis for many years, Pretty stable but no longer working. So many of his observations mirrored my life experiences, both as an old neurological nurse tending to MS Patients before Disease Modifying Treatments And my own path to diagnosis and treatment. For Patients and their Loved ones, this book brings you to people who were challenged by the MonSter and are Thriving in spite of the battle scars. I visualized MS as an ankle biting dragon, inspiration for my drawing. I hope you will buy his book to help you know Resilience Is Possible. Also that Doctors have Feelings and Vulnerabilities like anyone. A very Honest and Difficult concept. Thank you Dr. Beaber.
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Editorial reviews:

Review

"A unique exploration of this very important psychologic construct in persons with MS. The detailed and engrossing individual patient stories will resonate with readers, and there are clear explanations of practical strategies that can be used to develop and enhance resilience for anyone with a chronic illness.--Barbara S. Giesser M.D., Author of Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies
Dr. Beaber shares the inspiring stories of five people who challenged his beliefs about what it means to live well with MS--an unpredictable and often disabling disease. As a young doctor, he takes us on his journey to see beyond the fear and physical disability MS can cause, to discover the power of resilience these remarkable individuals display. He introduces us to an in-depth, yet accessible overview of the often-confusing and seemingly conflicting theories of resilience. Throughout the book, he skillfully interweaves pragmatic ways all of us can improve our resilience. His compassionate voice shines through and will encourage you!--Annette Langer-Gould M.D. Ph.D., Multiple sclerosis specialist and regional lead for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group
"An amazing piece for patients to learn about things they have control over...a wakeup call to the medical community, that they are being cavalier about the process of accepting diagnoses. I love the whole shifting perspective, mindfulness, etc....it is well written with a unique insight...a great read."--Marie Heron, Host of the Living with MS Truth be Told podcast, Qigong for MS instructor, speaker, and patient advocate
"If you are impacted by MS, then you need to read this book right now! I've learned a lot from reading it, lessons I look forward to sharing with my own clinic patients."--Aaron Boster M.D., Systems medical chief of neuroimmunology & director MS center, OhioHealth.
"Beaber explores the personal stories of his patients dealing with MS, as well as other hardships. Dr. Beaber's expert synthesis of personal, medical, and psychological elements is powerful and inspiring. This academic work reminds us that we all have strength and courage within us to face life's challenges--Gail C Brady, M.D., Psychiatrist
"This manuscript is an amazing opportunity for education and growth on multiple fronts. It does a great job combining psychological frameworks for treating MS in a novel way. Resiliency is a powerful tool and is displayed beautifully."--Melissa Fledderjohann Ph.D., Clinical psychologist and director of pain management at San Mateo Medical Center
"Open-minded in terms of what can help people, be it traditional religion or philosophy or Buddhist concepts and ideas."--J.R. Alcyone, Author of Five Fathoms Beneath
"The author presents a very humanistic appreciation for his patients, tries to not define them by their MS, and yet also describes how they have integrated (and to what degree) their MS into their identity and self-concept. . Emerging research has shown that resilience can be taught and enhanced through training and therapy. Therefore, resilience may be conceptualized as a skill that can be drawn upon and refined, even if individuals are born with more or less resilience at the outset." --Anonymous Academic Reviewer

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

*Breaking*. Bad Medicine

It happened again yesterday. A Doctor I hadn’t met before stifling a smile when I said quickly, please consider I feel I have Gadolinium Toxicity. I don’t expect you to believe or accept this. I just want you to hear it...

Follow the links to this open access article 
Time is running out...

Circus πŸŽͺ View



Sunday, October 13, 2019

#Gadolinium Please sign this Petition

Our Group Of People Who Have Had Enough Of Gadolinium wants you to sign...


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

#Gadolinium


Thank you @GadoliniumToxic for putting these all in one place...

Meg


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Statue

It is a Statue in the Middle of Charlottesville Virginia
Lewis and Clark
Sacajawea is apparently crouching out of my camera view
We were at the stoplight, I looked up,
There it was.
My Uncle Clifford Schaefer lived in Hartford, Illinois.
He worked on a historic designation At the place where Lewis and Clark began their historic journey.
Near Woodriver, Illinois.
http://www.campdubois.com/




Monday, October 7, 2019

#Gadolinium

Time is running out for Lawyers trying to connect the dots to prove that Gadolinium can actually be toxic. Some lawyers already dropping out, 

Very Disheartening.


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday Night Musik


Great Artist Beth Hart

New album tidbits and interview Link from her YouTube Channel 😎
Tgiff!

For more:

Thursday, October 3, 2019

All aboard! #Mars

I’m on board!

Meg




Wednesday, October 2, 2019

#Gadolinium


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Distant Shores