Tagged: MS

Travel Planning 0

Travel Planning

Travel Planning Can you believe that it’s already June? Time is flying and we’re heading into the summer season full steam ahead. With the way the weather changes it feels like we hardly get...

Read All About It: MSAA’s Newest Publications 0

Read All About It: MSAA’s Newest Publications

Read All About It: MSAA’s Newest Publications Recently, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America proudly published two new publications: the Winter/Spring 2018 Edition of The Motivator, and the 2018 MS Research Update. This newest...

“Because She’s Sick” 0

“Because She’s Sick”

“Because She’s Sick” Have you ever experienced someone else’s ignorance or intolerance about your MS? Have you ever had someone make you feel different or isolated from the rest of the world? Well you...

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

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

June 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...

MS & Movement 0

MS & Movement

MS & Movement One of the things I love about attending the Annual Meeting of the Consortium of MS Centers is how many studies focus on pinpointing problems in the daily lives of people...

This Side of Hope 0

This Side of Hope

This Side of Hope My mom has lived with MS since her 20s. She was diagnosed before I was born, so MS has always been something that is a “normal” part of my life....

The Truth About Bladder Dysfunction: Symptoms, Management, and Emotional Impacts 0

The Truth About Bladder Dysfunction: Symptoms, Management, and Emotional Impacts

The Truth About Bladder Dysfunction: Symptoms, Management, and Emotional Impacts Bladder dysfunction: often defined as urgency, leaking, frequent urination, and/or incontinence. Although bladder dysfunction affects 78-90% of people with MS, many patients experience feelings...

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...

Mom Duty: Fatigue Edition 0

Mom Duty: Fatigue Edition

Mom Duty: Fatigue Edition The story is always the same.   Mom goes away for the weekend—either for a getaway with friends, or maybe to attend a conference. The trip itself is great. Mom...

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...

Bringing Us Closer 0

Bringing Us Closer

Bringing Us Closer Living with MS can sometimes feel like you’re stranded on an island by yourself. People who don’t have MS might not fully understand what you’re going through, and others living with...

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...

A Journey of Hope 0

A Journey of Hope

A Journey of Hope It was a beautiful summer day. I was riding my bike and my wife, Kathy, was walking. When we met back at our starting point, she said to me, “I’m...

Yoga Rewards 0

Yoga Rewards

Yoga Rewards As someone who is usually hesitant to try new things I’ve found that if you give something new a try, it could result in some really nice benefits and rewards. A few...

Chicago Area Resource Guide 0

Chicago Area Resource Guide

Chicago Area Resource Guide MSAA is pleased to highlight a few towns across the country to showcase local resources and support for the MS community. The first area we are highlighting is in and...

Family Vacation 0

Family Vacation

Family Vacation Growing up, I sometimes got a little bummed that I was born five days before Christmas. It felt like my birthday, compared to my brothers, was rushed and forgotten. I was never...

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...