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The no holds barred, brutally honest yet adorkably hilarious look into Ricky’s unconventional life with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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My Love Letter to Love

New blog: There are times when I can’t help but wonder why I go through the things that I do. All that remains of me is a finger to express my heart and remnants of hope for someone to hold my hand. My dreams for romance keeps me alive, even when I should be gone.

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Duchenne Tip of the Week

Children diagnosed with this disease may be much more susceptible when it comes to pain sensitivity. Xylocaine (lidocaine) jelly is a very effective topical ointment that will temporarily cause numbness in the skin and mucus membranes.  It can be used for scrapes, minor burns, eczema, insect bites, etc., or applied before injections and getting blood drawn.  Make sure to consult with your child’s family physician first.

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Romance Tip of the Week

Retaliation is never the answer when she “nags”. Before drawing to conclusions, remember to seek after her intentions first.  You’ll probably be surprised to find she’s simply worried about your well-being.  Always bear in mind that women only want to know what’s on our minds so they might deal with the problem with us.  Give her a chance and open your heart because a lot of times, loving her means letting her care for you as well.

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Cooking Tip of the Week

When you’re cooking with kale, don’t discard and waste the stems after pinching off the leaves. Adding them chopped to your vegetable soup will give it a better flavour.  If you boil them long enough, they are also edible and make for great fibre.

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My Love Letter to Love

My Love Letter to Love

Dearest Love, Sometimes I can’t take it.  I can’t stand the unbearable agony that consumes my throbbing flesh.  My thoughts corrupt when droplets of sweat seep through the skin.  The rush of unrelenting turmoil becomes a journey of tears as I lose myself in tormented...
The Betterment of Our World through Means of Female Armpit Hair

The Betterment of Our World through Means of Female Armpit Hair

Resulting from a cleverly devised agenda against natural beauty, propagated by the media and entertainment industry, we live in a world where armpit hair is frowned upon and even despised in many cases.  While our democratic society advocates freedom, beneath the...
The Dignity That Comes with Choice

The Dignity That Comes with Choice

There is no denying that the symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy steal away our physical dignity.  Even in normal life, death eventually consumes and our bodies decay, only no one is an acting witness when we’re in the grave.  However, with this disease, everyone...
The Fractures of My Unbroken Heart

The Fractures of My Unbroken Heart

Where does my heart go when romance consumes my mind?  I have absolutely no idea sometimes, to be perfectly honest.  I just want to be numb of the feelings so I might find my smile.  Yet no matter how hard I try, it gets me nowhere because every time she comes into...
This is My Life: Trouble with the Curve

This is My Life: Trouble with the Curve

It’s funny how memories unfold in the presence of music.  Whenever I hear Aerosmith’s Crazy, I’m reminded of the summer of ‘94… At around ten years old, the progression of Scoliosis (a common side effect of Duchenne muscular dystrophy) began to affect the curvature of...
Your Duchenne Guide to Dating Ricky

Your Duchenne Guide to Dating Ricky

Are you tired of boring relationships?  Do you feel as if the romance in your life is lacking, and that anything resembling it is cliché and gag-worthy?  Are you looking for something more… adventurous? If so, this is the guide for you because Ricky’s version isn’t...

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