Tagged: MS

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...

Thinking About Emotional Wellness 0

Thinking About Emotional Wellness

Thinking About Emotional Wellness Last week, I attended the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Los Angeles. There were several studies presented on aspects of emotional health, and it got me thinking about how...

Come Float with Me… 0

Come Float with Me…

Come Float with Me… Not long ago I wrote some about my first trip to see an acupuncturist. It’s a recurring trip that I genuinely look forward to and enjoy. There are lots of...

The Past and Future of MRI in MS 0

The Past and Future of MRI in MS

The Past and Future of MRI in MS Most people who have been diagnosed with MS have had at least one MRI scan done of their brain. Having a scan can be a strange...

Dealing with Literal Loneliness 0

Dealing with Literal Loneliness

Dealing with Literal Loneliness Being diagnosed with MS at any age is never fun, but when you’re a young person diagnosed with MS, it seems to change more in your mind than just myelin!...

We’re In This Together 0

We’re In This Together

We’re In This Together This month we’ve been focusing some of our entries on care partners. We often think of the individual who is diagnosed with MS or cancer or mental health but what...

Support for the Supporter 0

Support for the Supporter

Support for the Supporter Care partners are a vital source of support and assistance to those living with chronic illnesses like MS, and it’s important to realize that they need just as much care...

The Heart of Service 0

The Heart of Service

The Heart of Service I often divide my life with MS into two parts: BC (Before Chair) and AD (After Disability). I was diagnosed with MS in 1988, the beginning of BC. At the...

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...

It's Time 0

It's Time

It's Time Have you ever had a moment where you realize, “it’s time?” Time to make a change and let go of the past? When I was 10 years old, I had my first...

Five MSAA Resources for Care Partners 0

Five MSAA Resources for Care Partners

Five MSAA Resources for Care Partners MSAA strives to be a leading resource to the MS community by providing free programs and services. But did you know that MSAA’s free programs and services aren’t...

What I Wish… 0

What I Wish…

What I Wish… MS symptoms vary from person to person. Even more, symptoms are often invisible. Because of this, it can be difficult to describe your symptoms or get someone to relate to your...

Anyone else out there…? 0

Anyone else out there…?

Anyone else out there…? As we’ve just finished a very active MS Awareness Month here at MSAA we wanted to take some time to talk about support networks and positivity for this month’s blog...