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My Princess Has MS, Episode 15: Coronavirus and positives

In which Princess considers online dating, I get tired, and we discover she is a master at social isolation.


Special thanks to Kaitlin Braden and Ben Nickerson for our amazing intro jingle, and to Dylan Edwards for our logo!
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My Princess Has MS, Episode 14: The Struggle Worsens.

In which Princess discusses her rough week, I get puppy kisses, and we discuss Heavy Things.


Special thanks to Kaitlin Braden and Ben Nickerson for our amazing intro jingle, and to Dylan Edwards for our logo!
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My Princess Has MS, Episode 13! (MS and Covid-19).

In which I get rubs, Princess finds out Timbuktu is a real place, (and tries to talk her way out of her upcoming MRI), and we discuss what it means to have MS in the face of Covid-19.

Special thanks to Kaitlin Braden and Ben Nickerson for our amazing intro jingle, and to Dylan Edwards for our logo!
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My Princess Has MS, Episode 12: (Empty Nesting and The Importance of Hobbies).

In which I brag about my beard, Princess finds out the secret reason why we podcast, and we discuss my replacement.

Special thanks to Kaitlin Braden and Ben Nickerson for our amazing intro jingle, and to Dylan Edwards for our logo!
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My Princess Has MS, Ep. 11! (Learning To Accept Help).

In which I make Princess cry again, we don’t splice tape, and we have a jingle! Spoiler warning: This show gets a bit heavy.

Special thanks to Kaitlin Braden and Ben Nickerson for our amazing intro jingle!
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My Princess Has MS, Episode 10! Bonus Valentine’s Day Show: How I Met My Princess.

In which we recount how we met, how I struck out at first, how beautiful life can be, and I make Princess cry. With little hearts all around. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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My Princess Has MS Episode 8 Teaser

In which we reposition the furniture in the cheapest recording studio in the world in preparation for Episode 8, and I claim the table with ridiculous fervour.

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My Princess Has MS, Ep. 6! (Labels)

In which we don’t hack up sawdust, I find out I’ve been (SPOILER!) manipulated, Princess asks for proof of listeners in other countries, and we discuss labels associated with disability.

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My Princess Has MS Podcast: Ep. 5 (The MRI).

In which two things do not happen, Princess mocks my early bedtime, and the horrors of an MRI appointment are discussed.

Happy 2020!

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My Princess Has MS: Episode 3: The Christmas Special!

In which I give Princess an early present, our puppy makes her audio debut, and Princess confesses her new love for delivery men.

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Happy Holidays!

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My Princess Has MS: Episode 2!

Click the file below the image for the second show of our podcast, in which Princess discusses some early symptoms she noticed, trademarks a new term, and I develop a healthy fear of toasters.

The reception the show has received so far has been phenomenal! Thanks SO much to all of our listeners. Please comment, like, follow, and share, if your fancy be so tickled. The feedback makes Princess’ day!



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My Princess Has MS: behind the scenes: Episode 1

In which we sum up impressions of our pilot episode. There may be some flirting. Listener discretion is to get over oneself.


Thanks to everyone who have shown us so much amazing support and incredible encouragement! We had no idea this little idea would be so warmly received. Princess is overwhelmed by all the great comments and feedback, and it has given her countless smiles.
Which is really all that matters.

Episode 2 to air Thursday, December 19th!

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My Princess Has MS Podcast: Episode 1

So, we’re going to try this podcasting thing!

Click on the link below to listen to the first episode of our new podcast, My Princess Has MS. It’s a bit rough, as it’s our first go at a live, unscripted peek into what it’s like living with Multiple Sclerosis.

As former broadcasters, we’ll be endlessly trying to tweak the audio quality. But we’d love to hear what you think about the content!

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Podcast teaser.

Princess and I recently accidentally taped what could be a teaser for a podcast.

After we listened to it, here’s her working description that she wrote, and, I have to say, if I read this on a list, I’d subscribe.

But I’m biased.

Working Description: A fantasy writing, body building, mental health nurse and his MS afflicted, perimenopausal, chronically depressed, anxiety ridden, panic stricken, OCD-bound, neurotic, poodle-obsessed wife discussing their life as empty nesters and dog parents; hopefully, making it sound more interesting than it really is.

We do, however, have broadcasting backgrounds that need not go to waste, so there’s that. Finally, that college diploma gets put to good use.

We have no idea what we’re doing, but it seems like fun, so why not. (That is also the guiding philosophy of our approach to both parenting and being married people).

You can listen to what could be the teaser below:

We’d love to hear what you think. Should we make it a thing?

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21 Years

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You see those two kids there?

 

That was twenty one years ago.

Two decades. Two decades of change, worry, battles. Life in the storm.

She wasn’t as worried as she looks. And he was far more terrified than he appears.

But he couldn’t believe his luck, and knew how hard he could work to deserve her.

They both did not know so many things.

Their future, a chasm, its depths shrouded in fog.

They both did not know so many things.

But I know.

If I could go to them, twenty one years ago, I would tell them.

I would tell her that she’s good enough. That he adores her. That she needs to set her worries down, because life is too short to be afraid of what other people think. That he will die for her if she needs him to, and that, twenty one years later, he never changed or wavered. That she has just become his best friend, and his payment for that debt is absolute loyalty, no matter who or what comes to them.

That he will figure it out; his anger, his issues, his past, his pain; because of her grace and her gentleness, and he will forever be devoted to her for it. That there will never be enough money, so stop trying to reach the moon with her bare hands. That she will give birth to two strong, brilliant men who will shine with her best qualities, and will emerge into this world champions because of her limitless belief and love for them. That she needs to hug her father more. That her mother will always be there for her, no matter what. That, at 46, she is beautiful, living in a home in Lunenburg that they own, and that she will be taken care of.

I would tell him that he’s going to make it. That he won’t die on her, or destroy the best thing that’s ever happened to him. That he will find peace in the death of his demons someday, and find grace in their passing. That there is a day coming when the angry, scared little boy can come out from under the table. That he will one day take a deep, deep breath and allow himself to smile. That his pain is a furnace, and he will forge incredible things with it, tempered and strong and not destructive. That he will be a nurse. That he would change things in unimaginable ways that help people. That the pain in his body he has every day will never go away, but if he keeps training, it will become noise and nothing more. That the lungs will not collapse again and he will climb mountains with them.

That she will be with him twenty one years from now. That she has something in her brain, and it will change things, and she will need him, and he will step up, and that it will give him the chance to pay her back for guiding him through how to live like a human being and not a hunted animal. That Steve was going to marry Brenda, and be fine. That mom will probably outlive all of us. That he will lose incredible people like Wayne and Earl, and he needs to visit them. That he is going to own a poodle, a toy poodle at that, and not a wolf, because she said so.

That you will actually buy her a tiara.

That he will pull towards him the most amazing people who will bring out the best in him. That a pack of men will gravitate towards him and always be on call, because of what he means to each of them. That he is not a mistake.

That he will have two sons who love him. That he needs to listen to her, and soften as much as he can and save himself years of struggle. That she’s right about the world and about people. That he will never shut down his vigilance, because he can’t, and that’s okay, and that it’s good to always be ready, but for twenty one years, nothing is going to happen. That he can save his energy for later. That he is going to write a book, but not the one he thinks, and that many more are coming. That he’s not his father, and never will be.

That she is with him through it all. That he’s going to make mistakes, and he has to stop being terrified of them, and has to learn how to fix them. That she’s real and true; exactly what he sees in her right now, and that he still won’t believe his luck, even after the grey lines his beard.

That every day with her is a gift, and to keep relishing it, because he was right about how lucky he is.

I would tell them.

“You kids just relax. You got this.”

They both did not know so many things.

But I know.

And I thank them.

Thank you, Lesley, for showing them how it’s done. I love you more than the moment this picture was taken.

 

Happy 21st Anniversary, love.

Here’s to the next two decades.

 

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