Today I Looked Forward to My Injection

I never thought I'd say that.  A human pin-cushion, I've injected myself at least once a day for over 16 years now.  Diagnosed with MS 20 years ago, needles are part and parcel of my existence.  I don't inject because I believe in the science.  I inject because I'm afraid not to.   ...more

MS? 10 Ways to Improve Your Memory

If you have multiple sclerosis you don't need to be told that short-term memory impairment is often a side effect. In fact, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 60 percent of people with MS have some sort of memory problems. And 5 to 10 percent have memory issues that interfere with their daily function.Here are 10 things you can do to help your memory.1. Stick to your daily routines. Doing the same thing at the same time (e.g., taking medication) can make it easier to remember....more
farrahreee Great additions, Farrahreee! I'm also in my 40s and noticing memory loss - especially ...more

My experience at the MS Walk 2013

It has taken me a while to write this update following the walk because I had a few unexpected feelings during the event this year. This year as every year I participated in the MS Walk in Waco. My friend was diagnosed several years ago with MS and since I moved out of Waco I had not seen her in several months....more

Brain training for multiple sclerosis strengthens memory skills

A new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology gives significant hope to people with MS. The research shows that certain brain training provides "Class 1 evidence for the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis."Although previous tests have indicated the benefits of brain training for MS, this is the first randomized controlled trial that includes both investigator-administered and patient and family self-reported measures....more

The right to die

Suicide law in Ireland has been a hot topic this year. Marie Fleming, a multiple sclerosis patient in the later stages of the illness, is seeking the right to commit suicide with the help of her long-term partner Tom Curran....more

When Bad Things Keep Happening to Sort of Good People

Thank you, ladies, for your encouraging and kind comments.  It is support like this that will ...more

Brain training to help MS-related memory problems

I ran across this post by Fiona Chin. She has MS and offers ideas to treat the cause (and symptoms) naturally. this June 25 post she talks about the memory-related issues of trying to recall simple words like "water" or "flower" (when she was first diagnosed with MS). It's something you'll also hear frequently from women going through menopause or chemo.Her suggestion, which is one I also advocate, is brain training. There are essentially three kinds of brain training:...more

MS Awareness Month: It's About Perception

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is not contagious and the exact cause has yet to be identified, so MS Awareness Month is not about prevention. For many people with MS, MS Awareness Month is all about perception.The individual symptoms of MS are many, and most are invisible to the casual observer. That can complicate matters at home, at work, and in social situations. It's what makes some people with MS feel so isolated and misunderstood....more

Can You Help Team 'No More Secs!' to Help Others?

The number of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) increases every hour of every day. We've formed Team "No More Secs!" to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society fund research to unlock the mysteries of MS and to improve the lives of those living with MS....more