Author: Keisha Greaves

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOCTOR MATTERS

After going to so many different specialists in my area, I had grown weary of finding anyone who could tell me what was going on in my body. It wasn’t until I was sitting in a waiting room in Mount Auburn Hospital that I was finally given the gift of an accurate diagnosis so I would know what to expect and how to handle the symptoms and seasons that would come next. I remember the day of my diagno...

HELLO 33

“I wish he was a Virgo, the same sign as me; And know how to show me love, cause I’ve been hurt by a Pisces”  – Beyonce, Signs  Another year has passed, and 33 came with a bang. I celebrated this milestone surrounded by family and close friends at Tuscan Kitchen—a restaurant I was excited to finally try. As I sat down to reflect on the last 32 years, it occurred to me how much has happened s...

HOW TO TRAVEL WITH A DISABILITY

Traveling with a disability caused by chronic illness can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. In my experience of traveling with Muscular Dystrophy (MD), doing the right type of research and proactive planning in advance can help create a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable trip. Some of the simplest outings–a date, night on the town or happy hour–can pose major problems when it ...

HOW I REACTED TO MY DIAGNOSIS

This is what being diagnosed with a chronic illness is like:  First Day: Confused. Never heard of it. What does this mean? Google black hole. What is going to happen to me? Is this information correct? Every day after that for the next few months: Denial, learning in secret and surviving.    It started with falling, losing my balance and I thought if I lost more weight I would fine. I started exer...

WHAT IT’S LIKE BEING A BUSINESS OWNER WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS

My life has been a roller-coaster ride at times much like yours, I’m sure. Expectations, responsibilities and everyday pressures can take a toll on anyone. Imagine dealing with the normal everyday stress of life while trying to build a business and balance having a chronic illness like muscular dystrophy (MD). When someone without a chronic illness wakes up to the buzz of their second (or maybe th...

WALK INTO YOUR PURPOSE

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ― Francis of Assisi For most people signing up for a marathon, 5k, 10k or even popular adventure-themed races can seem like a challenge. Imagine facing that challenge while living with Muscular Dystrophy (MD). Fear, self-doubt and even pain are all reasons to give up. I had so many reasons to glo...

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