Blog in 2 Parts - Art from Susan Hicks and Coping with Myasthenia Gravis tips and information

Blog in Two Parts:
Contemporary Art from Susan Hicks
Coping with Myasthenia Gravis

Susan here. Welcome to my blog in two parts about Living and Coping with Myasthenia Gravis from a patient’s perspective and the Visionary Art I create that helps me stay positive while living with this chronic disease. I’ll show my own contemporary art for inspiration and viewing pleasure. It’s also to encourage other MG patients to distract themselves away from illness as much as possible like I do in creating art. I’ll share tips for dealing with MG and do my best to post new art as it’s finished.

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Handmade Shop ^^ Pssssssssstttt…… I have a cool handmade jewelry and original art shop too! Art therapy, folks. Wouldn’t be alive without it. 

Visionary Art

Melasdesign Halloween DIY Outdoor Witch Scene Blog - Wyrd Sisters - Homemade

When Halloween Got Wyrd

It’s nice to meet someone who loves Halloween as much as yourself. It’s also great if they too have dreamed of creating a DIY, homemade Halloween yard display. Better still if they are a gifted creator. Fantastic if their talents work complimentarily to your own. This was the experience which ultimately led to a magical Halloween featuring a staging of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, witches from literature.

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I Repeat - Melasdesign Blog- Philosophy of Kindness - self portrait, artist, surviving Myasthenia Gravis with art

The Philosophy of Kindness

Look at my self portrait. What is this philosophy of kindness? Perhaps it was how I was raised, or my late mother’s genes, but one thing I always try to do is see the good in others. I do my best to be kind and helpful when I am in the position to, even with folks I may only encounter once. I have met many wonderful people this way. Usually kindness is returned, even if only through a smile that tells everything.

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Coping with
Myasthenia Gravis

Melasdesign - Artist Susan Hicks - Blog Introduction

Forced Restart

I’m still here. An Introduction. By way of introduction, let me say a bit about myself. My name is Susan. I’m an artist with a

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A recounting of Myasthenic Crisis - Living with Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenic Crisis – A Personal Recollection

On May 1 I had my first ambulance ride, rescued during Myasthenia Crisis. I’ve been inspired to share Myasthenia Gravis information from a patient’s perspective in this blog. My myasthenic crisis story and blog kick-off follows.

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Living with Myasthenia Gravis Blog - Things to Know About IVIG - Melasdesign Blog - Susan Hicks

What to Expect During IVIG Induction Treatment

If you’ve had this treatment suggested for Myasthenia Gravis, it’s likely that lesser treatments are failing you. Typically, Mestinon and / or steroids might not work, or be outruled. This treatment can be a big step for MG patients, as it requires a hospital stay for the blood antibody serum infusion. Thoughts of chemotherapy may come to mind. Scary! Here I will outline my experience undergoing the initial IVIG introduction, and give pointers for getting through follow up treatments.

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