Vicki

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Americans with Disabilities Act and MS: Question of the Week

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law more than 20 years ago. George H.W. Bush signed the bill in July of 1990. Do you think the ADA is a good law for those of us with disabilities? If yes, why? If no, why not? The ADA was wri...

Two Famous MS Advocates: Teri Garr and Montel Williams

What happens when celebrities have MS? Just like most MSers, celebrities handle their MS diagnoses in many different ways. Let’s look at two famous MS advocates who handle their activism as uniquely as they achieved their celebrity. First is Teri Gar...

Complementary Therapies and MS: Aromatherapy, Music Therapy, Art Therapy

Hopefully, disease-modifying drugs or alternative therapies result in improved physical health for the MSer. Complementary therapies are used along with these therapies to enhance quality of life. According to the World Health Organization, Quality o...

10 Things I Didn't Know About MS Before My Diagnosis

Like so many people, I didn’t know much about MS when it became part of my life. Here are 10 things I did not know prior to my diagnosis. 1. You can’t tell by looking There are so many hidden symptoms of MS that for many people it is an invisible dis...

Trigeminal Neuralgia, MS and Me

Tic doloureux is another name for trigeminal neuralgia, which is also known as prosopalgia or facial pain.

Celebrities with Multiple Sclerosis: Neil Cavuto

Neil Cavuto is my MS hero. He lives with MS the way it should be done - with gusto. When asked for advice for other MSers, Neil Cavuto says, “All I can do is live my life to the fullest, and assure them they can too.” It wasn’t always that way. When ...

Can MS Be Cured?

A cure would stop MS in its tracks, prevent new symptoms, stop - not just slow - progression, and hopefully even reverse damage. There are four basic types of MS with all kinds of variations, and a real MS cure would address all of them. That is an a...

Relapsing Remitting and Secondary Progressive MS: My Story

I have been living with MS for the last 30 years. Here is my personal story about the types of MS I have experienced during that time. For the first 15 years, I had Relapsing/Remitting MS (RRMS), and after that the type was Secondary Progressive (SPM...

Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis: My Story

I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over 20 years ago, and have been living with MS symptoms for 30 years or more - about half my life. I was about 28 and a single mother with two sons when I had my first sign. It was numbness in my left knee tha...

Paralympics, Sports, Exercise, MS and Me

"Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play." ~ Michael Singletary I started thinking about exercise and sports when I was looking through an Ability magazine. I saw an invitation announcement for the Paralym...