In the early days after diagnosis, MS triggers are often a mystery. However, many find that the more time they have lived with MS, the more they know exactly what makes their symptoms worse.
By Penelope Conway
Living with multiple sclerosis can be challenging. Add the required social distancing and it can make life a bit more complicated and interesting. My groceries are now delivered to my front door making it a bit more challenging to put everything away on my own, my doctors appointments are taking place on the phone keeping me on my toes to remember everything we need to talk about, physical therapy is Continue reading
By Doug Ankerman
They call THESE challenging times, huh?
Well they don’t know squat about those of us with multiple sclerosis!
They don’t know challenging until they button a shirt with MS “fumble fingers.”
They don’t know challenging until they enter a place with a door that opens out—while sitting in a wheelchair. Continue reading
By Stacie Prada
It’s tough right now living through a pandemic. I assume I’ll live through it, but many will not. I appreciate hearing from people who are having a hard time, because I’m glad they’re expressing themselves. I think the silent ones are sometimes the ones to worry about most.
When I think of everything I need to figure out, solve and do, it’s overwhelming: work while adapting to a state of emergency, isolate physically, help others in need, maintain Continue reading
Did you know that number one item purchased on Amazon outside of gloves and masks during this COVID crisis is a bread maker? I have always wanted to make bread but have been too scared to try. I don’t have a bread maker but thought this no-knead bread recipe could work for everyone with only a few simple required ingredients and a pot with a lid. I was so excited when it worked out as planned.
While I am working from home due to COVID-19, I built up the courage to give this recipe a try. Why don’t you give it a try, too! Continue reading
Having to practice social distancing is super crucial right now as the world fights to overcome the devastating effects of COVID-19. With that being said, social distancing means missing out on opportunities to connect with others face to face which can really put on downer on the day sometimes. After all, we are human beings and therefore we thrive on social interaction. So, how can we still connect with others while practicing social distancing?
Here are a few ways:
By Lauren Kovacs
Well here we are forced to be hermits with this virus going around. While embracing our inner hermit is just part of some MSers lives already, it is different when your inner hermit is forced to be a hermit. Having a choice to be a hermit is now not our choice.
In light of this, connections and support are essential. Sanity is imperative. Online or phone connections are all the rage. Face-to-face is Continue reading
It’s quite the understatement when I say that things across the country and around the world are very distressed right now. With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting lives and dominating most news headlines, the virus has left most feeling anxious and concerned. We’re left with questions and fears. And to top it off, have mostly been confined indoors to socially isolate ourselves for safety. With many things unsettled and unknown, I find comfort in knowing we’re all in this together. Continue reading
Each year, we feature the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in our annual MSAA Art Showcase, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature artist Hannah Garrison of San Antonio, TX:
About the Artist Continue reading