Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Post 63 - That's All Folks (sort of)

This blog, which began in August of 2009 when I decided to chronicle my trip to Germany for what turned out to be unsuccessful stem cell treatment, will semi-conclude with this post, #63.  Semi-conclude, not completely conclude because I still wish to occasionally speak about MSA; how it affects me and some experiences that might make life more bearable for my fellow MSA sufferers.

I’m semi-concluding this blog for the simplest of reasons; my fingers just don’t hit the keys I aim at.
By the time I correct the misspellings in my latest entry and the time it takes to complete and post an entry, a couple of hours have gone by, hours that have become more precious as each day passes.

Fran, my long-suffering wife and caregiver, has just graciously offered to type up my wandering thoughts in the future.   She types much better than I ever did so we should be in for an improvement.  Until next time  .  .   .


  1. Aww, I'm sorry to hear that but understand. Do you have an iphone? They have a feature called "siri" which you may have heard of which lets you speak into the phone and it will translate to text for you, you could compose emails which then get emailed to your blog and posted if that ended up being easier. But totally understand that you want to spend those precious hours not fighting with technology. Thank you for writing on the blog, it's something that will continue to help people even down the road.

  2. Steve,

    I really look forward to you blogs. I am sure it is becoming difficult. My thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family. Don't ever give up.

    Lee Reed

  3. Thank you for helping others through your blog. I am only 30 and have dysautonomia so can feel your pain.

  4. I have been following your blog now for some time because my husband also has MSA. He writes a blog about writing with disablily. The blog is The entries on March 5th and March 23rd 2013 were about software that helps to overcome that very limitation. I would like to see more entries in your blog. Your writing is uplifting, with an admirable sense of humour about very difficult and testing times!
    Ana Castillo-Thomas
    Ontario, Canada

  5. Are you sure Dad? Maybe voice or other software to make it easier to type. If you write the text I can post it for you...

  6. Regardless of the MSA's continued assault on your independance, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your good nature. I will continue to look forward to your updates, infrequent though they may be.

    Bless both you & your wife.

    Kathleen Flanagan