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.
Hi. I'm Mandy, a 48-year old woman, married to a wonderful man, living in small-town Virginia. Since January of 2004, it is part of my bio to also include that I...make that we...are living with the daily effects of multiple sclerosis. I cannot avoid including that fact when describing myself. I'd like to, because I want to say that MS…