Thursday, December 7, 2017

My IQuity Trip to Nashville

Photo by Caroline

I felt privileged that IQuity invited me to their blog symposium this past weekend in Nashville.  It was fun.

They have a blood test that can detect MS with 90% accuracy! Which is a million times easier than a lumbar puncture.
 (I had a terrible spinal headache for a week after my spinal tap.)

Dr is showing us how his patient
improved with exercise

It was a very encouraging symposium with a great group of bloggers.
Caroline Craven (GirlWithMS), 
Kathy Reagan Young (FUMS), 
Kim Standard (StuffCouldAlwaysBeWorse), 
Cat Stappas (ItsOnlyABruise), 
Beth Prystowsky (ModernDayMS), 
Stephanie Buxhoeveden (JustKeepSmyelin), 
Matt Cavallo (MattCavallo), 
Dan and Jennifer Digmann (DanandJenniferDigmann), 
Laura Kolaczkowski (insidemystory
and Dave Bexfield (Dave's ActiveMSers Blog)

our private tour bus

IQuity treated us to fancy food at
The Opryland Hotel

We ended the evening with Cirque de Holidaze at the Grand Ole Opry House.

My daughter drove me, helped me with my chair and walker, etc.  And that is priceless!

Disclaimer: IQuity paid for the trip but all opinions are mine.


Sandra said...

I am so happy for you that you could attend this, fun and informative, and helpful to. what a great place to have the meeting.

Ginny Hartzler said...

How wonderful you could share this with your daughter! I am so sorry that had not developed this blood test back when you needed it. So are hospitals using it yet?

Elephant's Child said...

How wonderful.
I didn't know there was a bloodtest. I had a very expensive MRI and education guesses by my neurologist. And only the thought that they would have to start again if I shrieked kept me still for the MRI.

Kim Standard said...

This blood test is just now hitting the market. Insurance doesn’t cover it yet. I left out that info?? It may be $1000.....

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

It must have been so neat to meet other bloggers who have MS as a common bond. It was indeed an honor for you to be invited, but it's not surprising to me that they would want you. Nashville was a great choice for the venue. So much to see and do (and eat) there.

Anne said...

It’s so good following the various progress they are doing in the research and treatment of MS - and it’s always good to see other MSers worldwide to contribute/help future MSers
Sounds like you had a good trip
Merry Christmas

DUTA said...

What a lovely, interesting event! It sure was an honor to be invited to and participate in the panel of the Nashville symposium.
You look good in the pictures, especially the one with your accompanying daughter.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Wonderful Kim! It's good that you could attend...& happy to read your daughter was with you to help.

Lady Jane said...

So glad you had your daughter with you for this wonderful event. The Opryland Hotel is just a great place. Glad you all learned so much and had a great time together. hugs, lj

Kim Standard said...

I do not have my daughter in these pics, she was being a photographer.....I should have thought

Pam Jackson said...

Well I so hope that you enjoyed my fair city!!! I live about 15 mins from the Opryland Hotel, Gaylord. That is wonderful that you were able to attend and I hope that you really enjoyed your time here. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog.

My Odd Sock said...

So happy for you, Kim! Sounds VERY interesting, wish I could have been there to meet you & the rest of our gimpy gang! Thank you for letting us share in the event.

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