She Is Me: Family Emergencies and Multiple Sclerosis {a personal story} #CureMS

She is me:  family emergencies and multiple sclerosis #cureMS

She Is Me:  Family Emergencies and Multiple Sclerosis {a personal story} #CureMS As I pull into the hospital parking lot, I wonder:  how did I get here? I don't even remember the drive. The only thing I remember is finding my dad colored blue and listless in his bed. Fear sets in as I get out of the car. Dear God, I don't want to walk into the hospital and hear that he passed away. I'm not … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis News: Tysabri, Stem Cells, CCSVI, Salt, and Genetics Research #curems

multiple sclerosis news for september 2013

Multiple Sclerosis News   I haven't written a post compiling all the latest Multiple Sclerosis news in a while. Why not? I think I just needed a break from all things MS. MS is such a part of my life that sometimes I don't want to think about it, talk about it, or deal with it. Yes, that's a perfectly normal reaction to have when you deal with a chronic illness. So what's going on … [Read more...]

Latest MS News: Gilenya, Goat’s Blood, + Greed + Please Share My #MSWarriorMotto #curems

#mswarriormotto #curems #mssucks

I've searched the internet and compiled the latest multiple sclerosis news from this past week. I don't know about you but I like to stay up to date with the research studies, clinical trials, and the person-centered stories. This first news story has me highly irritated as there's just no excuse. The head of GlaxoSmithKline's Research and Development department in China has been fired for … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis Diary Part 3: Fatigue, Pain, and Depression {The Troubling Trio} #curems

life is how you react to it #curems

  When I open my eyes in the morning, I am very grateful to be alive. I truly am. This feeling of gratefulness often fights with two things {three things if I'm honest}:  fatigue, pain, and depression. The fatigue creeps in as soon as I open my eyes and it pushes out all thoughts of gratefulness. This isn't the kind of fatigue that is a result of not getting eight hours of sleep. This … [Read more...]

Latest Multiple Sclerosis News: Tysabri, Jack Osbourne, New Injectable, + Promising Research #curems

Louis L'Amour The end may be just the beginning. #lifequotes

  Reality star Jack Osbourne has cut out dairy, salt and sugar from his diet in a bid to combat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. He is even ignoring the advice of his doctors regarding his workout routine. What do you think of the changes he is making? Read the full article>> Philadelphia University architecture students Cameron Swengel and Alex Klohr will lead a team of … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis News: New MS Drug, Assisted Suicide Case, + Fluorescent Brain Inflammation #curems

Do what you can do. #curems

Disabled Irish woman loses assisted suicide court case A woman in the final stages of multiple sclerosis does not have the right to an assisted death, the Irish Supreme Court has ruled. Marie Fleming, 59, said she wanted to die when she chose, but would need help to go through with it. Her partner, Tom ... Read more » Josh Harding: Athletes with multiple sclerosis face particular … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis Diary Part 2: Focusing On Living #CureMS

RIP Annette #CureMS #Disney

I've been watching old movies for as long as I can remember. By the age of 13, I'd seen most of the classics. I hummed the chords from  "As Time Goes By" , imitated Humphrey Bogart's iconic statement,  "Play it again Sam", and cried when Ilsa left [Casablanca].  I had the songs from Oklahoma memorized and I often quoted my favorite lines from It's A Wonderful Life. I sat motionless in front of the … [Read more...]

Mobility Awareness Month: Discover NMEDA + Chance To Win A Custom WAV #localhero

May is Mobility Awareness Month

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NMEDA for SocialSpark.  All opinions are 100% mine. If you are a regular reader of Saving More Than Me, you already know that I struggle with the disease known as the MonSter aka Multiple Sclerosis. MS is one of those diseases that likes to tell your body you can't do something {like walk} and I don't like it when the MonSter tells me I … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis News: Researchers Discover A Highly Toxic Molecule + Role Of Thalamic Atrophy #CureMS

This 3D view shows a composite of the thalamus of healthy controls (outlined in red) and MS patients (magenta). The whole thalamus is generally smaller in MS due to atrophy, and is also shifted (as seen in blue) slightly beyond the position of the normal thalamus due to atrophy of other parts of the brain.

Researchers identify a promising target for multiple sclerosis treatments Press Release A team of basic and clinical scientists led by the University of Montreal Hospital* Research Centre's (CRCHUM) Dr. Nathalie Arbour has opened the door to significantly improved treatments for the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In a study selected as among the top 10% most interesting articles … [Read more...]