Monday, October 5, 2009

Welcome New MS Bloggers to the Community

My New Life, With MS by Kaspar
My life is pretty candid and open. I am both forward and outspoken and I'm unsure as to why I would want to hide anything from anyone even understanding the possible consequences. Some would say I always offer TMI... but I've got one very short life to live. I was diagnosed 19 days ago [posted August 22]. Here's what I have so far: (read Genesis)

Lost Cogs by dreamcatcher
If I had to pick my worst multiple sclerosis symptom, it wouldn't be cognitive impairment, fatigue, walking like a drunk, or even the burning pain in my legs that welcomes me in the morning and snuggles with me at night. The worst symptom is without question the NOISE ...

Living with MS and PCOs by Desiree
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in January of 2007 and it's been a learning experience ever since. Currently I'm experiencing my second flare-up this year and this one has been a bit rougher than the last. I take rebif injections three times a week as an attempt to control my flare-ups along with a variety of other pills. I'm also currently on metformin to treat poly cystic ovarian syndrome. I work full-time, go to school full-time and reside in a small rental house in Central New York with my husband, three cats and brindled mutt.

The Pursuit of Happiness by April Lusk
I am a 34 yr old Single mom of 4 teens, with the youngest being diagnosed with Autism. I was a EMT for 10+ years when I had to retire due to Multiple Sclerosis. I did however, get to go and help during Hurricane's Katrina & Rita!! Since I am unable to work, I go to school for Culinary/Baking (Taking a break from my BA of Bus. Admin & Accounting!). I give back to my community thru anything I can volunteer for!

Run Some More by Joe
For many people, completing a marathon is huge accomplishment, but Michigan native Joe Fairchild is running 3,400 miles across the entire United States. Along the way Joe will be raising money and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.

Though covering 25-30 miles most days is a challenge, to Joe the journey is about much more than a physical feat. He will be making the journey alone, pushing all of his essentials—a tent, sleeping bag, clothes, food, water—in a modified baby stroller. “To me the run is a spiritual journey. I hope to discover more about myself while taking in the beauty of this great country.”

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