While discovered 150 years ago, the cause of MS remains unknown. What we do know is that nerve damage is caused by inflammation, but the cause of the inflammation is still unknown. This means that there is no cure yet.
Because of the different types of MS and the plethora of possible symptoms, 50+ symptoms can be linked to MS. Many people can therefore go undiagnosed for any length of time.
You may have a single symptom, and then go months or years without any others. A problem can also happen just one time, go away, and never return. For some people, the symptoms become worse within weeks or months. Some symptoms of multiple sclerosis are mild and cause inconvenience; others may be severe and debilitating.
Life with MS?
“60% blood to keep the phlebotomy department satisfied, 10% sweat, and 0% tears.”
When I’m told that 30% is missing, I agree.
“30% is memory loss, which rather proves a point.” Continue reading
Close your eyes for a few seconds, and imagine the type of person I will describe to you.
It’s someone who has Samuel Beckett’s “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better” personality. Trying to bend negatives into positives. Seeing cause and effect in an ever expanding circle. Someone who 95% of the time, will not throw in the towel or run away because it’s the easiest solution. Perhaps a “mens sana in corpore sano” person, Latin for someone with a sound mind in a sound body. A non-drama queen (or king). It’s not someone who wants to be one tough cookie, it’s about being a whole tin of tough cookies.
Perhaps you are that tin of tough cookies, or you strive to be one of the cookies within the tin. Continue reading
2012 Poll results on how heat sensitivity affects people with MS
It’s rather like Dante Alighieri’s 14th century über-hellish epic poem. Anno 2015.
And I wish it was autumn already.
What am I on about? Only the thing that drained me so completely today that I never felt this depleted.
Ever. Continue reading
There’s only one topic in the Highlight! part of the good news list this month. In my view, more private firms should be involved in clinical research, sponsorships of medical institutions etc. In essence, it’s in everyone’s best interests, i.e. everyone’s health, theirs included.
What’s your view on this? Answer below! Continue reading
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