Category: Multiple Sclerosis

9 Ways to Find Support for MS in Rural Communities

We live in a wonderful time where most people have access to endless amounts of information and support. However, if you live in a rural area, you may struggle to find local resources. Here is a list for you! I have compiled resources designed for people with limited access to internet, other patients, and specialists. […]

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Dear Adam: A letter from your chronically ill wife

Dear Adam, Some people write love letters to their spouses and insert them in adorable Hallmark cards around the house (“some people” = you), but I have never been one for keeping private moments private, so here we are! Adam meet Internet. Internet meet my husband, Adam.   2018 was a year full of things […]

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Reassessing Your Career When You Live With Chronic Illness

From a young age, I have measured my value by my accomplishments. Right or wrong, it’s been a lifelong pattern for me. I’m almost 34, and my chronic illness has prompted me to consider how much longer I’ll be able to work full-time. For someone like me, this is earth-shattering. It has made me question […]

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What to Expect at Your Ocrevus Infusion

Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) was approved as a new treatment for Multiple Sclerosis in March of 2017. It is an infusion that patients have every six months, aside from the first two doses (which are one-half, two weeks apart). As one of the hot new medications on the market, a lot of patients are showing interest in […]

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Knowing When to Switch MS Medications

I get a newsletter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with information about all of the recently approved drugs. It’s exciting to see. We live in a time when we are seeing treatment options advance before our eyes — from new offerings for long-treated condition areas to the first-approved medications in others. What […]

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