Sunday, November 10, 2013

Check out the WEGO Health Activist Speakers Bureau!

I just applied to the WEGO Health Activist Speakers Bureau and I thought some of you might be interested in learning more about it as well – it’s a great way for Health Activists to share our stories, raise awareness and get the word out about the work we’re doing.

Members of the WEGO Health Activist Speakers Bureau receive exclusive invitations to present at conferences, speak to members of the media, and be featured on WEGO Health.

Interested in joining the WEGO Health Activist Speakers Bureau? Apply today! It only takes a few minutes and they’ll email you as soon as they have opportunities relevant to you and your interests.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Neurologist Update

This is an update to my post about my New Neurologist.  I had my first appointment with Dr Stephanie Smith and it went very well.  She's new to the city of Reno and she says she loves it here so I'm really glad to hear that.  I hope she will be around for a long time.  Everything went as well as I expected.  I do miss my former doctor but I will still see her at MS dinners where I give speeches about my personal MS story.

If you or someone you know has MS and you have questions or you just need someone to talk to, please never hesitate to reach out to me.  I mean it, I'm not just saying this because it sounds good.  I love talking to and listening to my fellow MS patients and/or family members or friends of MS patients.  We are all in this thing together and together we can make a difference.

My e-mail address is or you can hit me up on Facebook at

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A New Neurologist

Hi Everyone, I have great news.  I may have found a neurologist to treat my MS.  Her name is Stephanie Smith and she is new to our city.  She is supposedly familiar with MS and I have an appointment in 2 days.  I'm really looking forward to meeting her and I'm hoping for the best.  According to a news release, Dr Smith completed her neurology residency at the University of Minnesota.

If you follow my blog then you know how much I have been through in the past with the local neurologists.  We don't have many that treat patients with MS and my recent neurologist is no longer contracted with my insurance company. The other 3 or 4 MS specialists in Reno, NV have a policy that does not take on patients who have previously been treated by any of the other 4 neurologists within their group.  It's very unfair to have MS and be refused treatment for something that is not your fault.  I did nothing wrong but they treat me like I'm not a good patient.

Well, enough about them.  I have better things to think about and talk about.  What goes around comes around, that's all I have to say about that.

Stay tuned for my update after my appointment this Friday 11/8/13.  Keep hope alive.