Author Archives: kateshunter

About kateshunter

First and foremost, I am a mom to 3 amazing and unique kids. Up until I was diagnosed with RRMS in February of 2007, I worked as a full-time paramedic in some high call volume cities. This took me away from my home for an average of 52 hours a week. I have had a difficult time excepting that my MS will probably keep me from ever returning to a full-time job outside of my home until recently, when I realized that there is a blessing in this. I do have remittance of my MS, and although there are symptoms that stay with me all of the time, I am able to enjoy my family and take better care of myself than would be possible if life was still how it was before that fateful day in 2007. I started a blog that is devoted to my MS struggles and triumphs, focusing on my experiences with Tysabri and documenting my relapses. I mentioned early on that I would love to cure my MS with my vegan diet but have since changed my stance on that. I am managing my MS by eating a whole foods, plant-based diet in addition to getting the best MS care available to me at the MS Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. I'm currently enjoying life in my beautiful home in Western MA. with my partner, my two teenage daughters and my teen-age step-son. My daughter Sunny and I are actively spreading the word about the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet and hoping to turn kids and grown-ups a like on to the fun that can be had at our CSA farm and in our kitchen! Check out our blog at

introducing my new blog and it’s very own facebook page!

since i wrote last time i have been feeling great, i’ve had energy and i’ve been sleeping well, not stumbling and barely numb! could it be the completely plant-based diet i’ve been following? could it be that round of hi-dose … Continue reading

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an intro to my thoughts on food and MS

About a year and a half ago I started eliminating all animal products from my diet. I had been a vegetarian for about a year prior, but I decided to stop eating all dairy products and eggs as well. Not … Continue reading

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today I am feeling good

I don’t want to become one of those people who only have something to say when times are hard or when I’m not feeling well. I think that is how you let your MS become a hardship that defines you. … Continue reading

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it could always be worse

If just one person tells you that they enjoy reading your blog and another asks when you will pick it up again because it was helpful, it makes you think that maybe, when there is “time”, you will post in … Continue reading

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March is MS Awareness Month

It’s been a little while since I’ve blogged and I plan to add at least a little everyday this month to one or more of my social media outlets to do my share of raising MS awareness. I posted a … Continue reading

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to-sabri or not to-sabri? that is the question.

Today is the day that I am due for my Tysabri infusion. I didn’t make the appointment at my last visit because I thought I would wait until I had made the decision on whether or not to continue taking … Continue reading

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my resolution to live one day at a time

I am sitting here looking at the computer screen with a thousand thoughts running through my mind, most of them are self-defeating, like “it’s January 4th, you can’t be starting a blog or making proclamations of new beginnings now! You … Continue reading

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