Dehydration and IV Tips with Matt Cavallo

Dehydration and IV Tips

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Since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2005, the veins in my arms have been stuck well over a hundred times. My monthly Tysabri infusion alone has equaled 108 vein piercing injections once every 28 days dating back to February of 2007. Each time has been without incident. My nurses remark how I have big […]

Commonly Missed Medical Expenses for Tax Deductions

Commonly Missed Medical Expenses for Tax Deductions – MSAA ReBlog

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**Originally posted by Matt Cavallo on MSAA Conversations on 3-14-2014 at http://blog.mymsaa.org/commonly-missed-medical-expenses-tax-deductions/** Taxes. (n.d.). Retrieved March 12, 2015, from https://flic.kr/p/bH1kaH The change of the season can only mean one thing: taxes! I can’t turn on my TV or radio right now without hearing an advertisement for tax preparation. Whether you prepare your own taxes or use […]

Matt Cavallo on having tough family conversations about Multiple Sclerosis

Hard Family Conversations and MS – MSAA ReBlog

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**Originally posted by Matt Cavallo on MSAA Conversations on 2-11-2015 at http://blog.mymsaa.org/hard-family-conversations-and-ms/** Me and my Aunt Angie, Loretta’s older sister, December 2015 During my initial hospital stay and subsequent diagnosis of MS, one of the biggest challenges that I faced was talking to my family. We had a history of multiple sclerosis in my family. My […]

Living with multiple sclerosis can be like trying to stop a runaway train

Runaway MS Train – MSAA Reblog

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**Originally posted by Matt Cavallo on MSAA Conversations on 2-27-2015 at http://blog.mymsaa.org/runaway-ms-train/**   Photo Caption: Deviant Art. (n.d.). Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://dakann.deviantart.com/art/Runaway-Train-53676298 I remember as if it were yesterday: January, 2007. I was sitting in my neurologist’s office after suffering my third relapse in eighteen months. At that moment, I felt that my MS was […]

Matt Cavallo supports iConquerMS.org

How will iConquerMS?

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Matt Cavallo as heard on KTAR, about why participating in iConquerMS is so important: I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June of 2005. My symptoms came on in a fast, dramatic fashion. I lost feeling from the waist down and couldn’t walk or go to the bathroom on my own. I was afraid at that moment that […]

Researching the JC Virus from the Bench to Bedside with Alison Hirukawa

Researching the JC Virus from the Bench to Bedside with Alison Hirukawa

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When I was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005, there were limited treatment options available to slow the progression of the disease. For me, those treatment options didn’t work. My first eighteen months living with the disease I faced relapse after damaging relapse wondering if my quality of life would ever find some kind […]

Matt Cavallo was named as one of the top multiple sclerosis bloggers of 2015 by Healthline.com

Vote for Matt Cavallo as the Healthline Health Blog of the Year

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From the Healthline.com interview posted 12/16/14 Meet one of our top bloggers in the Best Health Blog contest- Matt Cavallo from The Dog Story: A Journey into a New Life with Multiple Sclerosis. Diagnosed with MS at 28, Matt started blogging to chronicle his journey with the autoimmune disease: https://mattcavallo.com/Matt has a great outlook on life with […]