Louie: Writing Helps Me Process What is Happening

Louie and Nancy Grams of Eagan, MN, have been married for 46 years. For most of those 46 years, Louie has been chronically ill, with countless MRI and CT scans, hundreds of invasive procedures, and 35 surgeries.

Multiple System Atrophy, in the Parkinson’s family, affects nearly every system in his body. He also lives with celiac and diabetes. The worst symptom, right now, is kidney stones. Every day. Louie said even his nephrologists cringe.