Scrambled Egg Multiple Sclerosis, being young, and other things that come to my mind.

May 7th, 2012 by Laina Turner

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Good news and bad news

So the good news is that my medicine finally came today! It’s a shot for five days of a hormone that will make my body produce more of it’s own natural steroid. In turn, hopefully making me feel like a new woman! Fingers are crossed.

Another good thing about the medicine is that it was completely free for me. It has been so stressful with all of these medical bills rolling in everyday. Last week, when I checked the mail, I said something to Vince about how there was no mail and I couldn’t believe it was a day without medical bills! Then about an hour later we heard the mail come, (the mail man must of been running late) and of course there were bills! I guess I spoke too soon.

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What does MS equal to you?

May 6th, 2012 by Laina Turner

by Lisa Emrich

What Does MS Equal To You?

MS = a twisted roller coaster, spiraling and without brakes.

I can’t recall the last “real” roller coaster I rode.  Honestly, I’m trying to rack my brain.  Was it during a visit to Disney World in 1985?  Or could it have been in a car driven by a speed demon? (That would be a figurative roller coaster, of course.)

During one ride, the anticipation and excitement about being strapped into a seat and allowing your body to be whirled through the air is intoxicating.  During the other ride, eyes are closed, feet are trying to push the imaginary brake pedal in the passenger seat, and the adrenaline rush is exhausting rather than exhilarating….read more

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Looking Forward on my own – or with a changed support system

May 5th, 2012 by Laina Turner

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by Pamela Bascio

I came across this blog post and although it is almost a year old I just felt it was right from the heart and you would find it meaningful……..

After ten years – not all happy, my husband and I are going to divorce. It’s ok. We still get along – for our kids, for my step-kids.
He’s a good person, just not a care-taker. I’m a good person, just not used to having to need someone to take care of me. And I KNOW I’ve been really more bitter since I was diagnosed with MS. But the support wasn’t always there, which led us to this point. Read More

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Life Can Be Simple

May 4th, 2012 by Laina Turner

A great blog you can read here.

To show that living with Multiple Sclerosis can be simple when we find our way of living with it.I love my family,and know that without their PUSH I could not do any of what I post on here.I do have a good support team,and that matters.So I do hope that you will enjoy my blog.And any comments are more than welcome.Along my way I hope to learn more,we are never too old to learn,we just have to have that want to,and I hope I always will.


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Introduction to MS

May 3rd, 2012 by Laina Turner

by Ashely Downend

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder that affects the neurons in the central nervous system, causing debilitating and ultimately deadly consequences. There seems to be little known about this disorder,
and much research is currently being done in order to develop better treatment options.

It usually starts in early adulthood between the ages of 20 and 45, and the prognosis can vary (Steinman et al, 2002; Calabresi, 2004). It affects approximately 300,000 individuals in the United States (Keegan & Noseworthy, 2002). More women than men get the disease at a ratio of two women for every one man (Calabresi, 2004). read more



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The MonSter is Real!

April 9th, 2012 by Laina Turner

Came across this post and wanted to share.

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Unlike a bad dream, it doesn’t come only when I’m sleeping, it doesn’t go away when daylight comes, and even when my mind is occupied with hundreds of other thoughts and I’m busy with the “stuff” of living, working, and trying to care for my family, it lurks about and, without warning, it attacks, disrupting my cognitive and physical functioning, oftentimes bringing everything to a sudden screeching halt.

The problems are real, the pain is real, the symptoms are real…even if you can’t see them.  Unlike a common cold or minor injury, it doesn’t happen and then get all better and go away.  The nerve pain that accompanies an attack is excruciating and unlike any other type of pain.  If you’ve ever had a bad toothache, just try to imagine that type of pain occurring in any other part of your body.  It can affect any body part or function at any time for any length of time.  The numbness, tingling, and weakness that often occur can mimic signs of a stroke and can be very frightening and debilitating. Read more here.

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Diabetic Mice Provide a Surprising Breakthrough for Multiple Sclerosis Research

January 6th, 2012 by Laina Turner

The team has discovered that when mice with Type 1 Diabetes are injected with myelin protein — the insulating material that coats neurons — they experience the periods of relapsing and remitting disability associated with brain lesions in humans. And for the first time, they’ve been able to monitor this brain lesion process using magnetic resonance imaging.

Dr. Frenkel believes his finding will lead to the development of more effective treatments for MS.

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How I Found Out I Have MS!

December 16th, 2011 by Laina Turner

Tricia’s Story of Multiple Sclerosis

December 15th, 2011 by Laina Turner

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What it’s like to have MS – one person’s perspective

December 13th, 2011 by Laina Turner

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