My thoughts are in the pan today, prompted by an excellent article by Ellie B in Modern Day MS. In it, she addresses bathroom issues that many of us with MS encounter such as, but not restricted to, bladder problems. Ellie writes: Many of us know that MS comes with a whole slew of bathroom … Continue reading MS guide to ins and outs of bathrooms
Soon after I was given a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, I was told that only 25% of people with the disease end up in wheelchairs. Whether the figure is right or wrong is not what concerned me. The use of words ‘only’ and ‘end up’ had such negative connotations for me, and still do to … Continue reading MS: Don’t fear wheelchairs – users are not broken
This post is by guest columnist Patrick Young, an educator and activist. He believes people with disabilities must live within a unique set of circumstances - the outside world often either underestimates them or ignores their needs altogether. Patrick created AbleUSA to offer helpful resources to people with disabilities and to provide advice on navigating … Continue reading Creating a small business – How to balance work, parenting and disability
People who don’t work have to find different ways to fill their time. But those who are unable to work because they have disabilities, like me, need to find things within their capabilities. Not so easy. For many, previously enjoyed pastimes are out. Of course, I cannot speak for everyone but some of the ways … Continue reading Disability is not the end, just a different way to spend time in your new life
Determination is one of the best qualities to which we all can aspire. Whatever our disease, condition, or disability, we can all try to have more determination in our lives. It is that quality that changes “I can’t” to “I can”. It is about making every effort in life. Of course, I am not talking … Continue reading Changing “I can’t” to “I can” – determination is key
Do you “walk funny”? I sure know that I do, whenever I try. Drop foot causes my left foot to drag and the whole effort is a struggle. Mobility problems like this are a way of life of people with disabilities, however caused. My difficulties stem from multiple sclerosis but many of you may have … Continue reading ‘Funny walk´ is disgusting reason to throw disabled customer out of store
Have you had a multiple sclerosis relapse recently? Actually, would you know if you had? In fact, would you be aware whether you are had a relapse or a pseudo-relapse? Pseudo? What’s that? Read on. A true relapse – or flare-up, exacerbation, even attack - is a time of new or worsening of MS symptoms. … Continue reading Is your MS flare-up real or is it a pseudo-relapse?