Category: Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Guest Bloggers

Laughter Is Essential When Living with a Chronic Illness 0

Laughter Is Essential When Living with a Chronic Illness

Laughter Is Essential When Living with a Chronic Illness By Stacie Prada Sometimes feeling crummy and being overwhelmed makes a person forget to do things that didn’t take any thought when they felt well. ...

How I Find Laughter in the Face of MS 0

How I Find Laughter in the Face of MS

How I Find Laughter in the Face of MS By Alene Brennan Incurable. Degenerative. Chronic. The weight of the words is heavy. The reality of living with them is even heavier. We can easily...

Flying With One Wing 0

Flying With One Wing

Flying With One Wing By Doug Ankerman For me, traveling with multiple sclerosis (and being in a wheelchair) has never been a problem. I’ve rolled through airports with every conceivable three-letter combination in the...

Bon Voyage 0

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage By Lauren Kovacs Most of us with MS see travel as a visit to an energy sucking monster.  At least, it is a trip I avoid. Ok, fine, my voyages include a...

Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis Isn’t Always Easy 0

Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis Isn’t Always Easy

Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis Isn’t Always Easy By Penelope Conway Before multiple sclerosis came along I was an avid traveler. At different times I even lived and worked In Germany, France, Mexico and Jamaica....

Top 3 Must-Have Travel Accessories this Summer 0

Top 3 Must-Have Travel Accessories this Summer

Top 3 Must-Have Travel Accessories this Summer By Alene Brennan Just because you have MS doesn’t mean you can’t have fun in the sun. MS or not, you want to enjoy summer vacations, barbeques...

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? 0

What do you do when you don’t know what to do?

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? By Penelope Conway My life turned into a whirlwind of chaos after I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was faced with more...

Sneaky Alternatives 0

Sneaky Alternatives

Sneaky Alternatives By Lauren Kovacs Alternative approaches to MS are pretty personal. Many of us will try just about anything to add to our medication routine. Short of crazy stuff like putting fried eggs...

Beyond Doctor’s Orders: Considering Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Healing 0

Beyond Doctor’s Orders: Considering Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Healing

Beyond Doctor’s Orders: Considering Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Healing By Stacie Prada Living with an illness with no proven cure leads me to treat myself as a guinea pig.  I read about the...

The Underground World of MS: Part 2 0

The Underground World of MS: Part 2

The Underground World of MS: Part 2 By Alene Brennan How to Navigate the Underground World of MS Being the invisible disease that it is, multiple sclerosis can make you feel like you’re living...

The Underground World of MS: Part 1 0

The Underground World of MS: Part 1

The Underground World of MS: Part 1 By Alene Brennan My first reaction when I received the diagnosis of Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis? Do NOT tell a soul. People would judge me and put...

Creating the Support Network I Want 0

Creating the Support Network I Want

Creating the Support Network I Want By Stacie Prada Living with a chronic and progressive illness like MS includes living with fear, pain and diminishing abilities. It’s rough.  It can make me grouchy and...

Relapse Management 0

Relapse Management

Relapse Management By Stacie Prada Managing MS relapses can mean different things to different people, and success varies immensely depending on how long you’ve had multiple sclerosis, the symptoms you experience, your level of...

MS Awareness 0

MS Awareness

MS Awareness By Lauren Kovacs Guess what? Awareness goes both ways. Yet another thing that MS folks deal with is awareness. You have to be aware of your own limits and make others aware, too....

What’s New? 0

What’s New?

What’s New? By Lauren Kovacs I know this is very hard. Fear is paralyzing, even without MS.  You wonder why you didn’t wear your brown pants when trying something new. I am not suggesting...