Sunday, March 04, 2007

Caregiving: 1,000th You Tube viewer

“Living with Multiple Sclerosis” is not exactly a formula for a light n’ lively sitcom, nor is it all gloomy. It’s simply a journey shared. … How best to share this information? Well, I simply blunder along chasing technology. 


Sometime yesterday the 1,000th viewer watched our debut broadcast on You Tube, living with MS: wheelchair rollin’  (Originally posted October 5th, 2006 and embedded here again for this anniversary benchmark).

200 people a month, on average, watch this one 3 minute video slideshow on You Tube accompanied to “Proud Mary” by Ike & Tina Turner.


50 people, I estimate, read any single Caregivingly Yours, Journal entry. (A formula of hit counter divided by months divided by average number of entries.)


Journals and You Tube can no more be compared than apples and oranges. Yet it seems if you have a message to share, then people ARE “watching”.


…. except Stardust who 'needs' only a sunny window.

I want to thank Jackie of AOL Journal Life In Bama. Like a cyberspace muse, she encouraged me this past Fall to stumble my way onto You Tube.

Click on the following link if you would like to visit a menu page of our six You Tube broadcasts to date …


  1. I absolutely LOVED it!!! :o) Thank you for being a voice! Please keep putting it out there! :o) You are Great! Thank you! I've thought about doing an entry about my day and what it's like for me. But really don't know how to do it. Because I want others out ther to really see what it's like, and also what I'm talking about on my journal. you so much!

  2. Hey, I'm with Stardust! All I ever need is a sunny window, too!!  <grin> Thanks for the mention, Patrick!! You would have found your way there soon enough!

  3. Patrick, I think you are on to something. I'm attempting to use technology to share information about education, for teachers and parents. I haven't blundered into YouTube yet due to issues of having students on the internet, but next year, it will change somewhat... what I do and how I do it. It will change for me. Next year, perhaps I can start using YouTube to help explain the importance of integrating art education with other core subjects (like language arts, math, science, etc) to help students with learning disabilities become more perceptive, more agile mentally, and physically. Helping those with disabilities benefits all. Bea

  4. (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))))I love the video,She looks so happy,you are an amazing wonderful man,just being there for Her,by Her side.I see so much love in both of you.Thank you for sharing the video.ou chose the right song for the viedo.Have a nice day/week ahead.

  5. ...the pictures say it all

  6. Hi Patrick! Pictures say it better anytime. What fun you all must have. It's wonderful Patty still has somewhat of a life living with MS. I've seen so many that don't. Hope you both are well.
    Take care.
    God Bless,
    Liz in VA.

  7. Pictures speak a thousand words.  Great job Patrick.


  8. WOW!!  I checked out the videos on YouTube.  You are in PA.  I didn't know that.  Dauphin County.  I'm in Delaware County PA.  Amazing videos.  Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lolol stardust is cute.  It's nice to know what can be done with an illness to still grasp happiness in life by seeing and reading of such things.  So often the negative side pushes that away.  I can't view UTube most times, but from the pictures and words you post, Patti and yourself are remarkable wonderful people and so is your daughter.  It's always a pleasure to visit and I have learned quite a bit. Rache

  10. stardust is sooooooooooooooo pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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