Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)


Zooming: Describing multiple sclerosis from A to Z

At this moment, multiple sclerosis cannot be cured. Sure, various treatments show promise for slowing the progression of this chronic neurological condition. Various experts claim some medications can minimize the frequency of MS exacerbations, flare-ups, and relapses (which may or may not all be the same thing, depending upon whom you ask). 

But a total remedy, which stops MS in its tracks, is not yet available. Also, no current solution seems to be able to reverse existing damage from this disease. Brain and spinal lesions are likely to linger, at least until someone comes up with a way to treat them.

No one even seems to be able to pinpoint exactly what causes MS. Theories abound – from childhood illnesses to head injuries to circulatory system issues to rogue viruses to autoimmune problems to genetics to diet and nutrition to all sorts of other possibilities.

Still, science marches on.

That’s where the zooming comes in.

Medical research is showing tremendous promise for answering multiple sclerosis and other yet-incurable diseases. Do we dare hope the MS MonSter may be crushed during our lifetimes? Maybe someday, multiple sclerosis will be ancient history.

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  1. Thanks for the enlightening posts this month. More than ever, I am praying for the cure.

  2. Thanks for sharing the journey you are on. I watched my brother-in-law deal with it and it isn't fun. Hoping that somewhere, someone figures it out. Have a great rest of the weekend.


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