I’ve written a couple times in my blog about how important the MS self-help groups are to me. Click here and here to see those other blog posts. This month was no different. Our theme for the month was MS Hacks. One of the things that someone shared was that compression socks help with neuropathy… Read More MS “Hacks”
I used to be fearless. I had the world by the tail. I knew what I wanted and went after it. I was successful and felt good about my life. Enter MS. Enter fear. Leading up to the diagnosis, I experienced several symptoms that were explained away by other conditions for three decades. Balance, ringing… Read More Why am I fearless?
I started taking Ampyra (the walking pill) the middle of August. Today I read an article in Multiple Sclerosis News Today discussing the merits, advantages, and the efficacy of Ampyra. As with any medication, it works for some and not others. A friend was in the clinical trials for the drug, but it didn’t work for… Read More The Walking Pill
WALK TO CREATE A WORLD FREE OF MS. The following information can be found on the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s (NMSS) web site. I add it here because ending multiple sclerosis is vital to me as well as the estimated 2.3 million others worldwide. One of the most frustrating things for me is the high incidence… Read More MS Walk
Multiple Sclerosis can affect any part of your body and in any way. The immune system attacks the myelin which is the coating around the nerves. So if you think of your brain and your spinal cord, which make up the central nervous system, and all that it provides nerves too, you can understand how… Read More Symptom–Daily Prompt
Even though my symptoms were such that I thought my hip replacement was wearing out, it was something different entirely. I’ve been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and degenerative arthritis of the lumbar spine. This occurs as natural daily stresses and minor injuries caused the disk to lose water and the outer shell of a… Read More Not my hip!
This morning I heard this song on the radio and I thought–this is my theme song!! Just exactly what my book, Fearless, is all about!! Great song–enjoy! Prayer request– Some of you saw my post last week about a fall I had. I was picking up blueberries from the floor, got too far down… Read More My Theme Song and Prayer Request
I am a second year volunteer reviewer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Scholarship Program. The Society’s scholarship program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. Applicants who will be attending an accredited post-secondary school for the first time… Read More NMSS Scholarship Program