Author Archives: Laetoli

Is Multiple Sclerosis an Autoimmune Disease?

Every dogma has its day. Anthony Burgess Ben Goldacre is a British physician and journalist. For the last several months his column, Bad Science, has been located above the puzzles on Saturday’s Guardian newspaper, while the regular columnist, the very … Continue reading

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If Dreaming Were An Olympic Sport

Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso Last night and the night before I had vivid dreams in which I was running. It was lovely. It felt so easy and natural. In the first dream I was surprised … Continue reading

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Coming to terms with Secondary Progressive MS

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin   One … Continue reading

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Let’s Face the Music and Dance

A screen test report on Hollywood legend, Fred Astaire, allegedly read, “Can’t sing. Can’t act. Balding. Can dance a little.” Of course, Astaire could both sing and act and was such a good dancer that even The Bolshoi Ballet was … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Me

This is just a quick note to share my happy news. My gorgeous, beautiful, intelligent, talented, lovely girlfriend asked me to marry her on Sunday. Of course I said Yes. I’ll post something more relevant to MS soon but I … Continue reading

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When do you tell people you have MS?

I told you I was ill. — Spike Milligan’s epitaph My sons tell me that a common plot device in zombie movies, for example Resident Evil, is for a woman to be bitten by a zombie. She contracts the undead … Continue reading

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Sexual Dysfunction in MS

Strong stuff for the first substantive blog, don’t you think? Well, it could have been worse – I was going to write a piece about assisted suicide as Jack Kevorkian had just died and Terry Pratchett had just made a … Continue reading

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Launching the MS Blog

He slept beneath the moon He basked beneath the sun; He lived a life of going-to-do, And died with nothing done. – James Albery “Could do better.” In what my children call the olden days, teachers would regularly use these … Continue reading

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