Thursday, July 31, 2014

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MS is a tough and trying condition, only made more difficult by the social issues that accompany the medical and emotional ones. There can be a social stigmatism about MS due to ignorance, where people do not understand or appreciate the invisible and painful effects of the condition. MS may also restrict a person’s ability to interact socially as immobility and fatigue can draw patients out of the workforce and limit their time away from home.

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My life has evolved just recently.  I am now an engaged woman.  Not engaged as in engaged to perform in a concert in downtown DC, although I am contracted to do just that next week. Not engaged as in Captain Picard on the Starship Enterprise - Engage! Not engaged as in engaged in conversation with plenty of other MSers online,…

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Dan and Jennifer Digmann, Health Guide, posted MS Awareness Week: How Will You… I often joke that when I die the inscription on my headstone should read,…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on Vincent Van Gogh, "the most incredible… Cathy,   These are the most beautiful thoughts.  Thank you so…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on All these late parties and my monster Kathy,   Yes, the invitations to party and socialize can seem to cause…

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