The hotter the battle, the sweeter the victory. — Bob Marley

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  • LEARN THE MOVES: Begin each morning placing one foot at a time on the floor, being ever watchful of gravitational pull and balance.
  • OPEN WITH A PAWN: Test the waters and determine early what kind of a day this will be.
  • GET THE KNIGHTS AND BISHOPS OUT: Stretch arms overhead while inhaling deeply. Close your eyes and exhale slowly. Repeat as needed.
  • WATCH YOUR BACK: Don’t get too excited. Move into the day calmly and cautiously, being mindful of potential obstacles along the way.
  • “CASTLE” EARLY: Make the first move. When exhibiting this move in chess, the king and the rook move together, leaving the king with a companion (a cane, significant other, wheelchair, rollator, etc.)
  • LOSE PIECES WISELY: Know “when to hold’em and know when to fold’em”. — Kenny Rogers. Only you know your limitations.

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July 1, 2001, six months after the birth of my only child, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Lisaannettemccombs

July 1, 2001, six months after the birth of my only child, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.