Instead of my usual post, I’m going to send you to MultipleexperienceS. Jamie and I both have the chronic disease multiple sclerosis. She’s been diagnosed longer than I have, but many of our symptoms are the same. They may not be the same intensity but many are the same. We also have different ones. People with multiple sclerosis are similar to snowflakes, we all have a different combination of symptoms and varying degrees of disability. When you think of the central nervous system and all the functions it provides nerves to, which of course is the whole body, anywhere along those systems demyelination of the myelin, which is the protective coating around the nerves, can happen.
When demyelination happens, the nerve signals to that particular part of the body are disrupted and become dysfunctional. So even if I say to my foot or hand, for instance, to move the signals are interrupted and the movement is hampered.
Jamie is definitely fearless this Friday, as well as every day! She battles multiple sclerosis with grace and humor!