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The Relief of an MS Diagnosis

The Relief of an MS Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) came as both a shock and a relief to me. I know that the “relief” part may not make sense to people who haven’t been through the process, but for years, I was wondering why I had...
Posted 11/30/2021

3 Positives That Have Come From My MS Diagnosis

3 Positives That Have Come From My MS Diagnosis

After living with multiple sclerosis (MS) for the past seven years, I’ve learned that it can be really easy to focus on the negative aspects of the disease. But I’m generally a positive person, so I wanted to put together my thoughts on some of...
Posted 11/24/2021

How I Deal With the Mental Symptoms That Come With MS

How I Deal With the Mental Symptoms That Come With MS

When I was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2014, I expected some of the physical symptoms that came along with it, but I was pretty surprised by how the condition impacted my mental health. For the first two years following my...
Posted 11/19/2021

3 Things I’d Tell Someone Just Diagnosed With Primary Progressive MS

3 Things I’d Tell Someone Just Diagnosed With Primary Progressive MS

Living with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) for the past several years has provided me with insights about the condition that I’d never have understood if I had not lived with it myself. I dislike using the word “journey” because it...
Posted 11/19/2021

My Perspective: Winning the Daily Battle

My Perspective: Winning the Daily Battle

This title almost seems as though it’s setting us up for failure, doesn’t it? It creates the pretense that we must achieve victory on a constant basis, and if for some reason we fall short — well, all goes to hell in a handbasket. Discussing ways...
Posted 10/20/2021

My Perspective: Listening to Your Body

My Perspective: Listening to Your Body

Those of us with multiple sclerosis (MS) have to be good about listening to our bodies. I know I’m much better at listening to my body now than I was before I developed MS. In addition, I know when I’m pushing myself to the point of running the...
Posted 10/13/2021

Member Spotlight: Uncharted Waters — My Journey With MS

Member Spotlight: Uncharted Waters — My Journey With MS

Seven years have now passed since I was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), and it has altered my life in ways I could never have imagined. My life was a dream come true, working on sailboats as a captain and living an island life in Key...
Posted 03/24/2021

Member Spotlight: 40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 3

Member Spotlight: 40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 3

Having MS as a constant companion has not been the easiest of relationships I’ve ever had to endure. But I’ve worked at it 24/7 because multiple sclerosis is not something I can just walk away from. MS quite literally controls my mobility. These...
Posted 09/04/2019

Member Spotlight: 40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 2

Member Spotlight: 40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 2

If there is a better quote that captures the pain, hurt, fights, and consequences of having MS than “I wish I knew then what I know now,” then I’ve yet to hear it. And yet the question must be asked: is that quotation about me or more about...
Posted 08/27/2019

Member Spotlight: 40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 1

Member Spotlight: 40 Years with Multiple Sclerosis - Part 1

After being an MSer for almost 40 years I can categorically say that it’s not only fatigue, bladder, or bowel issues that annoy me. Nor is it slurred speech, poor vision, muddled memory, or just plain falling over. The symptoms are all bad enough...
Posted 08/19/2019
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