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Ask the MS Warrior: How I Explain My ‘Bad Days’ to Others

Ask the MS Warrior: How I Explain My ‘Bad Days’ to Others

As time goes on, we encounter a staggering number of changes, and we feel the growth of our new world on a daily basis. For instance, targeted marketing with eye-popping ads and visuals rolls into our social media feeds based on the products we...
Posted 06/08/2022

Living With Multiple Sclerosis: How Jenna Green Became an Advocate

Living With Multiple Sclerosis: How Jenna Green Became an Advocate

Jenna Green was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS at the age of 31. After her insurance company refused to cover a doctor-prescribed treatment, Green became an advocate, teaching others how to navigate the health care system. (Jenna...
Posted 05/24/2022

Ask the MS Warrior: How I Continue Practicing My Favorite Hobbies

Ask the MS Warrior: How I Continue Practicing My Favorite Hobbies

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2019 caused me to feel like I’d been catapulted into a progressive state of impending doom, confusion, and pain. I kept thinking to myself, “Who knows when I won’t be able to do the things I love, so...
Posted 05/17/2022

Ask the MS Warrior: How I Deal With Random Overheating Incidents

Ask the MS Warrior: How I Deal With Random Overheating Incidents

Those of us in the multiple sclerosis (MS) community understand the power of sharing the journey with others, and I know I’ve gotten a lot out of my conversations with other MS warriors. I wanted to share an answer to a question I received from a...
Posted 05/17/2022

MS Management 101: Finding Resources Following My MS Diagnosis

MS Management 101: Finding Resources Following My MS Diagnosis

Back in 1997, when I was first officially diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), I never thought I’d need a list of helpful resources for managing the condition. I felt fine enough to believe that an obvious disability was not in my future — that...
Posted 05/04/2022

Living With Multiple Sclerosis: New Reality Is Like a Chess Game

Living With Multiple Sclerosis: New Reality Is Like a Chess Game

Though she struggled with balance for years, Brittany Quiroz was stunned when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2019.Quiroz knew she could easily spiral into depression. She focused on advocacy and connecting with others living...
Posted 05/03/2022

Why the New Film ‘Predicting My MS’ Resonated Deeply With Me as an MS Warrior

Why the New Film ‘Predicting My MS’ Resonated Deeply With Me as an MS Warrior

One of the most common threads I’ve found linking those of us with multiple sclerosis...
Posted 04/20/2022

How I Honor MS Awareness Month All Year Long

How I Honor MS Awareness Month All Year Long

Ahh, March. Spring is right around the corner. Everyone’s front lawn is starting to get the “growing memo” again, and the likelihood of breaking out the Birkenstock sandals is getting more realistic. As a child, March was always exciting. Spring...
Posted 04/01/2022

How I Embraced MS as My Best Friend — Not My Enemy

How I Embraced MS as My Best Friend — Not My Enemy

When I experienced my first multiple sclerosis (MS) symptom in 2016, I was initially very scared. But looking back, I think a lot of that fear was rooted in what was unknown — how my future might look, and if I could maintain my health. However,...
Posted 02/22/2022

How I’ve Helped Manage MS by Getting Out of the ‘Rise and Grind’ Mindset

How I’ve Helped Manage MS by Getting Out of the ‘Rise and Grind’ Mindset

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2017, I’ve worked hard to understand what helps me manage the condition most effectively. I would never claim to have it all figured out — it’s still very much a work in progress. One strategy...
Posted 12/13/2021
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