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As MS patients we all know what a demyelinating disease is, right?
“...any disease of the nervous system in which the myeline sheath of neurons is damaged. This impairs the conduction of signals in the affected nerves, causing impairment in sensation, movement, cognition, or other functions depending on which nerves are involved.”
Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) include multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis (TM), Devic's disease (same as neuromyelitis optica), optic neuritis (ON), progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM).
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), also known as Devic's Disease, is very rare. The exact figures are unknown but estimated to be no more than 6/1000 people (in Europe / North America), whereas with multiple sclerosis it is 1/800 people. Attacks of Devic's tend to be more severe with lasting disability, while initial attacks of RRMS recov...
When Learning About Others Teaches You About Yourself
I am very thankful and appreciative that my mother and boyfriend took the time to answer my questions this month. It was a fun challenge to design questions to which I didn’t already know all the answers and which would delve into deep honesty and sincerity.
My intent was not for each of us to be vulnerable. But Rob and my mom opened themselves up and in the process, they opened me up as well. Reading the responses was somewhat emotional for me and emotional for many of our readers too.
When I read my mother’s answers, I couldn’t help but cry a little. Her empathy came through so strongly that it was difficult to not feel that amplified with my own empathy for her.
Vicki commented in part, “I like the way you said you and your mother have grown from relatives to friends. That is almost every mother's wish, but it often does not happen without a catastrophe ...
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