Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Wife Has MS Busted 400,000 Pageviews Today!

Seven years ago I started writing about my wife's MS and our journey as a family.  My wife was diagnosed with MS in 1990, and we have tried to share our experiences with anyone interested so that they might gain some insight into this crazy disease.  Today we passed over 400,000 page views thanks to YOU!  Over the years I've received emails and notes from MS patients and spouses that live all over the World.  Multiple Sclerosis has bonded us through the joys and pains of trying to live a sane life with an insane disease.

Our Journey is about to take a new turn as we grow our Businesses and start the Wahl Protocol.  We are also starting a new Yoga program that is being specifically designed for my wife and the issues she is having.  We are extremely excited about how the Wahl Protocol and the new Yoga program will take my wife's health to a whole new level.  My desire is to update the Blog regularly and share our new Journey, and hopefully our crazy life will help a few people along with way.  Thank you so much for your input, your amazing emails and notes, and your support for the last seven years!


Benny Roberts said...

Hi Cory, I just stumbled onto your web page and it's something I've been searching for. I was diagnosed with MS when I was 27 and I always believed that God would somehow use it for good. I spent 5 years on crutches and have now been in a wheelchair for 5 years. I was holding down a full-time job as an environmental consultant and living by myself in my own home. 18 months ago I had a really bad attack which took out my hands, my cognitive function and gave me double vision. I had to resign from work and am now on a disability pension. I was devastated when I had to sell my car.
I read your blog and recognised a lot of what you are talking about as I had gone through it as well. There are so many emotions mixed up including grief, anger, shame and so much for was me thinking that I was crazy, I was weak.
I struggle with a lot of things but the biggest is probably the easy acceptance other people have that MS is going to ruin my life and I should just accept the inevitable. I fought against that for so long in seeking out alternative treatments. I don't believe anyone knows enough about this disease, and how can you possibly fight something when not even the doctors know the answer?
I struggle with the lack of support that I have. I am now and have mostly been battling this disease on my own. I feel very alone and now, with my declining health, I have a hard time with depression, self worth and the apparent disappearance of any hope for my future.
It was a breath of fresh air to read your blog supporting your wife. I really wish that I had had someone to walk beside me through this.
I actually gave up fighting about 12 months ago because fighting for the last 14 years has obviously not done me any good. And my current disability and financial situation makes access to services is very difficult. But your blog has given me a glimmer of hope. If I can get back to my old chiropractor and he can help me with pain management and maybe even restore some feeling in my hands then that will be a real breakthrough. Thank you again for such an insightful blog and including all the downs so that I know I am not the only one struggling.
Regards Cathy

Cory D said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all of the issues you are having. It's really tough to walk by yourself thru such a crazy disease as MS. I know my wife struggles to deal with the constant ups and downs of MS and yet, we always make it thru and learn something that will make her life better. Please check back on my blog because I'm about to write about our current Treatment she is going through. It may help a lot of MS patients, and we are very excited about the possibilities. Please let me know if you ever have any specific questions for us.