Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Field Guide (Employment and MS)

Many of us who have MS try to balance our disease with what we can and can’t do in our private lives as well as our professional lives. Questions about whether we should tell our employer, how much does our … Continue reading

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

When is the last time you laughed so hard it brought tears to your eyes or made your sides hurt?  Humor is the most infectious way to break ice and bond with people but did you know that laughter is … Continue reading

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Monitoring Cognitive Decline in MS or Cog-Fog the Untold Story

Monitoring Cognitive Decline in Multiple Sclerosis Many Multiple Sclerosis patients experience a condition referred to as “Cog-Fog”. Cog-Fog varies from person to person but the majority of complaints come in the form of; loss of memory, inability to concentrate, language … Continue reading

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Alternative Methods of Pain Control

Controlling chronic pain is an important part of improving one’s quality of life.  There are several alternative options to help ease the suffering.  Before trying any new type of pain relief approach it is always important to consult with a … Continue reading

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Equine Assisted Therapy

“We have almost forgotten how strange a thing it is that so huge and powerful and intelligent an animal as a horse should allow another, and far more-feeble animal, to ride upon its back.” ~ Peter Gray Today I want … Continue reading

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Essential You; losing weight when you have MS

Multiple Sclerosis presents many unique challenges to losing weight. Many of the medications we take cause weight gain. We become more sedentary as our symptoms progress, depression sets in, or our bodies protest as we become overheated during exercise. It … Continue reading

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Funny Moments

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease with many faces; It affects each of us differently. We struggle with the difficult aspects of this disease but there are always moments that make us laugh in spite of ourselves.  This post; is dedicated … Continue reading

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Twister of words; how do you say MS?

Misshapen realities Simply onerous complexities Many fail to understand Significant illness hides within Most wicked friend Slave to what end Mutable Superfluous in your demeanor Move from my mind so that I should not be uninspired Stave off your attacks … Continue reading

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The person beyond MS

Life goes on; even for people with MS.    We have responsibilities, commitments, and a need for fun.  These things do not change simply because our life is suddenly turned upside-down by a chronic disease. Who are you?  Who do you … Continue reading

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Staying Active With MS

Staying active when diagnosed with MS improves overall cardiovascular health, mental health, and helps to ease the symptoms of MS.  According to the National MS Society, “A study published by researchers at the University of Utah in 1996 was the … Continue reading

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