Matt’s Introduction

By Matt Cavallo Hello and thank you for checking out the MSAA blog. My name is Matt Cavallo and I will be contributing a bi-monthly blog to the MSAA. Since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in May of 2005, I … Continue reading

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Dealing with an Unexpected Change with MS

By Matt Cavallo Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable disease. I’ve been living with MS for eleven years now and just when I think I am getting the hang of it, something changes and I’ve got to start all over again. … Continue reading

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Staying Social with MS

By Matt Cavallo Many of you who follow this blog may have noticed that I haven’t posted here in a while. That is due in large part to a massive MS relapse I suffered in March and April. The relapse … Continue reading

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Breaking the Chain of Toxic Relationships with MS

By: Matt Cavallo  I come from a large, close-knit Italian family that lives in a small town about eighteen miles south of Boston. When I was first being diagnosed with MS, my little brother was on a downward spiral into … Continue reading

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2016 – A Work-in-Progress

By: Matt Cavallo Last year at this time I wrote about how small changes can make a big difference in the New Year. Some of the advice from that post included: developing a financial plan, changing eating habits, exercising, getting … Continue reading

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Finding the Strength to Fight MS for the Holidays

By: Matt Cavallo In September of 2010, I was faced with a devastating decision. I was experiencing severe spinal stenosis and a fractured C6 vertebra, which my doctors believed was a result of complications due to my initial onset of … Continue reading

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No Routine Schedule with MS

By: Matt Cavallo  There has been nothing routine about my schedule lately. Between traveling for work, the kids going back to school and everyday stress of life with multiple sclerosis, I am wiped out. My last flight was particularly exhausting. … Continue reading

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Do the Patient Billing Double Check

By: Matt Cavallo Raise your hand if you went to school to understand medical billing? My best guess is that the majority of you did not raise your hands. Alright, this time raise your hand if you understand the difference … Continue reading

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Journaling My Story (MS)

By: Matt Cavallo In July of 2005, I was in a deep depression. I had just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June of 2005 and I was in the midst of an internal struggle trying to come to terms … Continue reading

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Never an Easy Season with MS

By: Matt Cavallo I was really excited. My allergies were horrible and I was feeling absolutely miserable. Why does this excite me you ask? When I feel horrible, I get inspired to write and was going to write a piece … Continue reading

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