Tagged: MS

MS vs. Airport Assistance 0

MS vs. Airport Assistance

MS vs. Airport Assistance After our last holiday to Nashville, Tennessee, I had to do something about how I navigate the airport. I could not be ill on this holiday. Not like last time....

Advice for Talking to Your Doctor 0

Advice for Talking to Your Doctor

Advice for Talking to Your Doctor Recently, we asked the members of our online community, My MSAA Community, what their strategies are for talking to their doctors.  Here is some of the advice and...

Common Healthcare Issues 0

Common Healthcare Issues

Common Healthcare Issues Working on the MSAA helpline we often hear different types of client experiences when it comes to working with one’s healthcare team. Some rave about their doctors and specialists and cannot...

The Adequation Complex 0

The Adequation Complex

The Adequation Complex “One of the most important things to someone with a chronic illness is to be treated as an equal. Having MS does not make me any different than someone who does...

Remembering I’m the Boss for My Health Care Professional Team 0

Remembering I’m the Boss for My Health Care Professional Team

Remembering I’m the Boss for My Health Care Professional Team By Stacie Prada When I think of all the health care professionals I’ve seen in the last thirty years, it overwhelms me.  When I...

Tips for a Successful Doctor’s Appointment 0

Tips for a Successful Doctor’s Appointment

Tips for a Successful Doctor’s Appointment Going to the doctor’s office – whether to figure out a diagnosis, determine a treatment regimen, or for a routine check-up – can be rewarding or frustrating, depending...

August 2018 Artist of the Month: Celebrating the Work of Artists Affected by Multiple Sclerosis 0

August 2018 Artist of the Month: Celebrating the Work of Artists Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

August 2018 Artist of the Month: Celebrating the Work of Artists Affected by Multiple Sclerosis MSAA is very proud to present our 2018-19 Art Showcase – celebrating the work of artists affected by multiple...

Lessons for My Children 0

Lessons for My Children

Lessons for My Children I still check on my boys every night—I don’t think they will ever be too old for me to peek in while they sleep, marveling at these gifts I have...

Dealing with MS-Related Falls? 0

Dealing with MS-Related Falls?

Dealing with MS-Related Falls? MS and some of its related symptoms, such as numbness, dizziness, weakness, loss of balance, tremors, and more, can lead to an increased risk in experiencing falls for those living...

Rise Up 0

Rise Up

Rise Up Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficulties and finding your strength within. Where do I begin? I’m 39 years old and have been through my share of difficulties. If I’ve learned...

Making MS the Punch Line 0

Making MS the Punch Line

Making MS the Punch Line By Doug Ankerman Finding humor in situations is what I did WAY before multiple sclerosis became my dance partner.  Writing jokes and doing stand-up comedy about the oddities of...

MS Humor, Maybe. 0

MS Humor, Maybe.

MS Humor, Maybe. By Lauren Kovacs Funny, not so funny. I know MS is really a mean demon. It tries to throw peanuts at you like a demented circus clown. I hate clowns. Try...

I Have Multiple Sclerosis and I Still Smile 0

I Have Multiple Sclerosis and I Still Smile

I Have Multiple Sclerosis and I Still Smile By Penelope Conway When terrible things happen, one of the first things to disappear in the chaos is laughter. Somehow all the smiles and giggles that...

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Bacon 0

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Bacon

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Bacon Do you love grilling season? I love grilled corn, especially with bacon.  When you wrap corn with bacon it adds additional flavor and tenderness to the corn....

MS, Climate Change and Kiribati 0

MS, Climate Change and Kiribati

MS, Climate Change and Kiribati The date was October 24, 2007. It was my second year at the University of Pittsburg’s Anthropology Ph.D. program when MS hit. Within minutes of arriving at the school’s...

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. ...

Laughter Therapy and Other Research Highlights 0

Laughter Therapy and Other Research Highlights

Laughter Therapy and Other Research Highlights Recently, MSAA published an article highlighting the vital information presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the Annual Meeting of the...

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...

Let Humor In 0

Let Humor In

Let Humor In I think we can agree that life is very serious a lot of the time. We all encounter situations or predicaments that require much thoughtful attention and focus, and many moments...

Life as We Know it 0

Life as We Know it

Life as We Know it I recently walked our two boys to town to get pizza, and I ran into another mother from the neighborhood. She was alone and brining pizza home for her kids...