As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"


About Me

Shaunna has completed and published with Desert Breeze Publishing, Dark Days of Promise - 2012. She has also self-published Live.Love, Repeat.- 2015.


Shaunna currently resides with her family in the greater Seattle area. Once told by her doctors that she would never leave her wheelchair -- due to her Multiple sclerosis. It remains unable to climb the stairs to her condo so she leaves it in the closet -- to collect dust mites.

A storyteller in her youth, she endeavored to extend her love of stories to the written word and in 2005 began to write her first novel. Though that manuscript will remain buried.

She has lived in many states among people of varying backgrounds. Recently she met a small group of veterans and in doing so became intrigued with the effects of PTSD on their lives and that of their families. These friends have served as the catalyst to her first published novel, Dark Days of Promise. 

Currently Shaunna plans to vary her writing, bouncing from Time-travel Romance to the romance genre in general and back again as she finds the depth of emotional commitment required in writing the realistic challenges (many dealing with disabilities) of her non-time-traveling characters emotionally draining.

Her non-writing interests include: getting healthy - lol, and her children and their significant others.


I'm currently on a I'm better than this kick. So my first post on September 20,2017 is that I currently weigh a whopping 187 lbs. Am I proud of this feat? NO! I post it as a timeline that I hope to combat in the coming weeks.

Sept. 20
I started this morning on a slimming diet. I don't know how it will do as I am currently non athletic and almost completely chair bound. But I did order my LDN yesterday and I do hope that it will make a difference once it is here in a couple of weeks.
Also, I am going to a new doctor tomorrow for NSF (Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis) for my pain in my left arm (oh it is bad), twitching of my legs, dry eyes, cognitive problems - I occasionally have trouble with that, low body temperature oh how I wish I was warmer, hair loss not so much this summer but lat winter it was bad, tightness in rib cage- I've heard it called the MS hug but I don't think it is related to MS, balance I didn't have problems until after my first round of MRI's, swelling- yes I have it in my feet. All of these things.

Sept. 22
I need to update you on my diet--which is non-existent. I'm taking GP Slim and Midogen. There is good news. I am down two pounds in three days. I need to make note of the days.  A whooping 186 lbs. this morning.
The doctor hasn't called me yet.

Sept. 23
Doctor called me last night. She told me that my tests had come back negative, that is my x-ray and my blood tests which that doesn't surprise me. She said that I need to wait for my urinalysis to come back. So that is all I have there except that I will need to do a muscle biopsy next if the urinalysis doesn't come back with a show of gadolinium.

My weight this morning is my bright spot. I'm down another pound after eating chips late at night late night. So 185.8 lbs. today.

Sept. 27
I'm really bummed today. I started out my day on the scales. Bad news, I'm back to the weight I was when I started. Maybe when I get the LDN I'm supposed to be getting soon. We'll see.

Oct. 4
I've quit for the time being with the  GP Slim and Midogen. Will start again tomorrow as the LDN has arrived today and is sitting at the ready. I am anxious to begin tonight with it. Then tomorrow with the GP Slim and Midogen. The scale is kind to me today. for the second day in the resent past. It said 184 lbs. That is a big deal for me.