I had been putting off on posting an intro, because of my typing difficulties, and my own lack for words in approaching what is still a bit of an emotional topic for me.
Then, intervening circumstance (and a pressing interest by jimeka to see the below photo) saved me from my introductory quagmire.
Everyone, meet Cole. As you can see, Cole really loves his stuffed giraffe. Cole also has an older sister with a love for painting (you probably guessed that part). Finally, you've no doubt reached a third, and somewhat obvious, conclusion about Cole-- he's a really good sport.
I'm Christopher, age 49, and you can probably guess my relationship to this awesome young man.
I was formally diagnosed with PPMS at the Mellen Center about 16 months ago, but have had symptoms since about 2008. Finally went to Mellen, when progression of the symptom circus had left me unable to keep working, and had made even walking with a cane a seriously dangerous venture for me.
Some folks say that I should be standing next to Cole in this photo, painted up like a procrastinating ostrich . . . .