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  • My gf of 5 years has MS and I can't take it anymore

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    canttakeitanymore
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
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  • RE MEDICINOVA PROVIDES UPDATE ON PHASE 2b TRAILS PMS

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    seeva
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
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  • Cells from placentas safe for patients with multiple sclerosis, study shows

    Multiple Sclerosis Research News -- ScienceDaily
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were able to safely tolerate treatment with cells cultured from human placental tissue, according to a study. “This is the first time placenta-derived cells have been tested as a possible therapy for multiple sclerosis,” said the lead investigator of the study. “The next step will be to study larger numbers of MS patients to assess efficacy of the cells, but we could be looking at a new frontier in treatment for the disease.”
  • Tackling autoimmune diseases and chronic inflammation

    Multiple Sclerosis News From Medical News Today
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and lupus have one thing in common: They are all autoimmune diseases in which the immune cells can no longer differentiate between friend or foe and thus attack...
  • 'First aid kits' used by stem cells to repair damage

    Multiple Sclerosis News From Medical News Today
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Stem cells hold great promise as a means of repairing cells in conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or injuries of the spinal cord because they have the ability to develop into almost any...
 
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  • Cells from placentas safe for patients with multiple sclerosis, study shows

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were able to safely tolerate treatment with cells cultured from human placental tissue, according to a study. “This is the first time placenta-derived cells have been tested as a possible therapy for multiple sclerosis,” said the lead investigator of the study. “The next step will be to study larger numbers of MS patients to assess efficacy of the cells, but we could be looking at a new frontier in treatment for the disease.”
  • Promising results obtained with multiple sclerosis vaccine

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Thanks to new insights related to dendritic cell vaccines, researchers are investigating a potential vaccine for MS treatment and prevention. If future research supports early findings, the study could mark an important first in that it attacks MS early while preserving the immune system.
  • Benefits of wellness program for people with multiple sclerosis demonstrated in pilot study

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    A pilot study has shown the benefits of a 10-week psychoeducational wellness program in people with multiple sclerosis. Improvements were seen in mood, overall mental health, perceived stress, and pain, researchers report.
  • Multiple sclerosis drug candidate shows new promise

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    Positive new data have been released on a drug candidate, RPC1063, for relapsing multiple sclerosis. According to the results from a six-month Phase 2 study of 258 multiple sclerosis patients, the drug candidate reduced the annualized relapse rate of participants with multiple sclerosis by up to 53 percent, compared with placebo. The potential therapy also decreased the emergence of new brain damage seen by MRI by more than 90 percent.
  • Slowed processing speed linked with executive deficits in multiple sclerosis

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    A new study supports the role of slowed processing speed in the executive deficits found in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Following this study, experts say that MS cognitive research should focus on two key domains -- processing speed and memory.
 
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  • Placental cells appear safe for patients with MS

    30 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Early evidence suggests value treatment effectiveness.Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were able to safely tolerate treatment with cells cultured from human placental tissue, according to a study published today in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. The study, which is the first of its kind, was conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics subsidiary of Celgene Corporation and collaborators at several other institutions.....
  • PML risk with Natalizumab in MS identified with new test

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    A new test seems to be able to stratify patients at risk for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) while receiving the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug natalizumab more effectively than anything available at present.The test is based on observations that patients who develop PML appear to have very low levels of L-selectin (CD62L) on CD4+ T cells in the months or years before they develop the condition...
  • Understanding and treating balance impairment in Multiple Sclerosis

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:09 am
    Balance impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) involves constraints across multiple systems and consequently necessitates multimodal treatment, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management.Susan L. Kasser, PhD, and Jesse V. Jacobs, PhD, from the University of Vermont in Burlington, conducted a systematic literature review to examine the mechanisms and treatment options associated with balance impairment in patients with MS....
  • Categorisation of MS relapse subtypes by B cell profiling in the blood

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Introduction: B cells are attracting increasing attention in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). B cell-targeted therapies with monoclonal antibodies or plasmapheresis have been shown to be successful in a subset of patients.Here, patients with either relapsing-remitting (n = 24) or secondary progressive (n = 6) MS presenting with an acute clinical relapse were screened for their B cell reactivity to brain antigens and were re-tested three to nine months later. Enzyme-linked immunospot technique (ELISPOT) was used to identify brain-reactive B cells in peripheral blood mononuclear…
  • Can Multiple Sclerosis be affected by diet?

    25 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    The first prospective population-based study of dietary patterns and risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) has found no relationship between eating a high-quality, healthy diet and a reduced risk of developing MS.One caveat was that the study focused on current diets in adults only, and it is possible that diet in adolescence may be more important regarding risk for MS, it was noted....
 
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    Life With Multiple Sclerosis

  • It’s Time We Have Access to High-Quality MS Care

    Trevis Gleason
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    In the past five months, I’ve traveled nearly 23,000 miles on buses, trains, taxis, rental cars, and airplanes traveling; spent scores of hours in meetings in person, on the phone, and via the Internet; and been privileged to work with an incredibly talented task force of individuals on the question of access to quality MS care. On behalf of the people living with this condition, our group tackled some of the high-level issues surrounding availability, cost, decision making, equality, choice, and complementary/alternative approaches to wellness. The task force’s principles document has…
  • I Want to Feel ‘Regular Tired’ Again

    Trevis Gleason
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    We picked up our pack of Wheaten terriers from the boarding kennel the other day. They’d spent two nights there while Caryn and I took her parents up to the airport at the end of their stay. This boarder absolutely adores our dogs (okay, ALL dogs), so it’s almost a vacation for them. They play in the fields; they romp with other well-mannered furry guests; they get a bath to hide what I’m sure are layers of mud, muck, and grass stains. They are so excited to see us that they jump around the back seat of the rental car and bite the air flowing in through the partly-opened back windows.
  • MS Is Becoming a Young Person’s Disease

    Trevis Gleason
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    In a recent conversation with my dear friend (and fellow MS activist) Emma Rogan, we were discussing some of the employment programs she is heading up for the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP). As it often does with good friends, our chat zigged and zagged through a number of rapids, eddies, and deep pools. One of the things that kept coming up was “young people” and MS. Here in Europe, at least, the average age at diagnosis has fallen significantly for MS. We used to call MS a “prime of life” disease. When I was diagnosed, they told me that most people were…
  • It’s Almost Fall: How’s Your MS Today?

    Trevis Gleason
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    Next week, northern summer will officially become autumn, as winter becomes spring in the south.  I will tell you that I never imagined having a forum whereby we’d be able to chat with friends in both the northern and southern hemispheres on a regular basis. Seasonal changes can raise Cain with the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. We’ll take this opportunity to ask our monthly question: How’s your MS today? For a good few months now, we’ve been using the Life With Multiple Sclerosis Symptom Scale (LWM3S) to judge our disease.  This scale uses your total experience with MS.  On the…
  • Connection, Disconnection, Reconnection: How Do You Cope?

    Trevis Gleason
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    If you can read this, I’ve figured out how to “reconnect.” After a morning of visiting the shops (and visiting with shopkeepers); an afternoon of important phone calls to sort, arrange, and organize; and, an old fashioned evening connecting with new and old friends gathered in the cozy library of an historic home in our town on Thursday, we awoke the next morning without Internet service in our cottage. Living in a rural area of a town on the western edge of the country, it’s not that uncommon for service to drop due to scores of reasons – better than half of which I don’t even…
 
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  • Proudly Canadian?

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Here is one of the few things left that is made in Canada and owned  and operated by Canadians.Medical Marijuana!!  This is how I get my weed  now; from a licensed producer, purchased online, and  delivered to my door by express post. Amazing that it comes from the other side of Canada; British Colombia, in less than two days.  They also have custom strains of marijuana for different needs. I use the ones for pain relief, muscle spasms , anxiety, and for sleep.  MS fatigue  is bad enough and insomnia only makes it worse. My fatigue can actually be…
  • Spring in New Brunswick

    12 Jun 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Here's a little crab that was found on the beach during a field trip to Bouctouche Dunes in New Brunswick.I do mentoring with grade three kids  at  the local public school where I live and they asked me to join them on this class outing .It felt good  today to be out breathing the ocean air.  I have to say that the  first year  of my new life has turned out pretty good. My physical health is  much  improved and my MS is under control.  I have lost weight and toned up my body, thanks to the  indoor swimming pool that is right across the…
  • Junior Senior and Pot Woes

    20 Dec 2013 | 10:11 am
    Some crows decided to attack my garbage during a snowstorm. The garbage is now  buried under a huge pile of snow. I dread the melt.Here I am at the end of 2013. It's been a year of big changes for me.I retired in April, fixed up my house and sold it in June, then packed up my gear and moved to Miramichi, New Brunswick. I have never been so tired!Now I have to figure out what I'm going to do with my life as a " junior senior" . I think you are classed as a junior from age 55- 70. After that, you're just old.. It's a strange feeling for me to have time on my hands. To know that I can…
  • Tech Fails

    1 Nov 2013 | 7:43 pm
    Here is the Shediac lobster.  In New Brunswick  you can get  lobster really cheap, but milk is nearly double the price I paid in  Ontario.  The rent is  reasonable, but heating oil is very expensive and the only type of heating.  Still, I think I'm way ahead financially and most definitely emotionally.  Haven't updated the old blog in awhile and today just seemed  the right time  to do it. Everything else is a huge fail with  plenty of tech woes!One of those days when things go wrong and nothing seems to work. I won't bore…
  • Atlantic Airshow

    29 Aug 2013 | 6:35 pm
    Here's one of the members of the Sky Hawks team, performing at the Atlantic Airshow, which was right in my backyard. The retirement community I live in was formerly Chatham Air Force Base. The runway still operates as part of the Miramichi airport and that's where they held the Airshow this year. Kind of cool to be able to just cross the road and go see  it.And here I am getting   autographs from a few more Sky Hawks.Ah to be twenty again! Not really, because then I wouldn't be able to live in what I think is one of the best retirement places ever! I'm quitting now because…
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    A Short in the Cord

  • MS is a Global Disease

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    After a sojourn to other topics on my social media outlets (complaining about the NFL's wimpy response to domestic violence, getting inspiration from Scotland's vote on independence, and being disappointed that the Asian Games in South Korea would not allow Muslim women to play basketball wearing their headscarves), I feel that I will go back to writing about Multiple Sclerosis for a little while.It's not that those other topics are not important; to the contrary, they are very important.Too important.  Globally important.  I like being an informed citizen of the globe, I feel…
  • I'd Rather Be a Bimbo

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Before the recent NFL domestic abuse problems were uncovered, I had already decided to limit watching NFL games.  I still enjoy the game, but I just got sick of all the commercials.  The play stops for booth reviews and measurements and lots more commercials.  Then there's the bone-crunching sounds from players smashing into each other.  And then more commercials.  Then pans of mostly naked women shaking pom-poms on the sidelines.  Crunch, commercials, repeat.  Superbowl? Who cares about the game, we want to watch the commercials!Now with the NFL's lame…
  • Let Us Dwell on the Distance We Have Traveled

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom.  As I was reading the reports from BBC, I found some meaningful quotes that I want to share.  I think the world can learn from this event.  I know I can.From Alistair Darling, who led the winning Better Together (against independence) movement, "As we celebrate, let us also listen."From First Minister Alex Salmond, who led the movement to declare independence from UK, "Today of all days as we bring Scotland together, let us not dwell on the distance we have fallen short, let us dwell on the distance we have traveled..."That last…
  • Time to "Weigh In" on the MS Diet Discussion

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The MS Connection Blog recently posted from 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS conference about a lecture that certain diets have shown to make no difference when it comes to developing MS.  Go to their post at "Is diet a risk factor for MS" Now that an MS diet has risen to the attention of such a large collection of Multiple Sclerosis experts from all over the world, I decided to share my thoughts.Over the years, I've listened to people insisting that there must be a diet (way of eating) for MS.  I have heard people claim that they've cured their MS or significantly reduced their…
  • Happy Independence Day!

    4 Jul 2014 | 6:44 am
    On this fourth of July, 2014, I'm sending up a flare of hope that we will soon declare independence from Multiple Sclerosis.  Be safe and well this holiday!
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  • VPN - A Preeminent Solution to Your Communication Needs

    7 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    Over the last few years, virtual private networks (VPNs) have emerged as a major networking technology for businesses. It enables the users to hook up to a private network via the internet. The major advantage that the users get from this networking system is that they are not required to be present physically at the place where a private network is set up. People whose jobs demand travelling on a regular basis have to be in touch with their workplaces in order to coordinate well. They may at anytime need to access particular files or documents that are to be stored on their workplace…
  • Luxury Private Yacht Industry Experiences Massive Global Growth

    5 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Luxury Private Yacht Industry Experiences Massive Global GrowthGlobal demand for private luxury yachts has been increasing steadily over the last five years. Marinas are at saturation point in many parts of the Mediterranean as well as the Caribbean with even Egypt experiencing a rapid rise in Red Sea marina developments. This growth is due to the largest demand for leisure boats ever seen.Recreational boat ownership is currently a $25 billion international industry and sales are growing annually at 5-10%. According to Showboats International, a publication that tracks vessel construction, in…
  • Digital Printing - Easy, Cheap and Attractive

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    In this 21st century where the technology has improved on a great scale, the printing field has also taken a great leap with the advent of digital printing. Digital printing allows you to print photos and other images, in a wide palette of colors, all by using a computer and special inks.There are many factors which make digital printing more popular. First of all, it is very fast. All your data can be scanned or put in a USB flash drive or downloaded from the internet and added to a computer, edit it then and there and printed out in less than a minute. There is automatic mixing of colors…
  • Ask Before Getting Into Work From Home Opportunities and Franchises

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    The popularity of franchising as an entire industry on its own has certainly reached a high peak. More and more people get interested in buying franchises. Who would not be, right? It is the most convenient way there is to own a business without having to start from scratch. Operating it is easy due to the already available system and materials. The financial returns are just as good as guaranteed, with the many positive testimonials expressed everywhere.But as business experts always advise, you have to research well to determine if you are ready for the franchising business. There are a lot…
  • Problems With Wireless Networks and Solutions for Cell Phones

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    Problems With Wireless Networks and Solutions for Cell PhonesWe are seeing fewer wires now, thanks to the introduction of wireless networks. Cell phones have already replaced landlines to a great extent and WI-FI is on the verge of overtaking wired networks.There are many reasons why so many people are welcoming this service with open arms. Some advantages of wireless networks are:· Give mobility to the device, which is in fact the biggest benefit.· Cheaper than wire networks. One saves a lot of money on line rent, wires and their installation.· Easily accessible and reachable. Wires are…
 
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  • Social care spending

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Figures show that spending on social care by local councils fell for the first time last year. The amount spent was unchanged from the previous year but is down if inflation is factored in. Cuts are greatest for people not in residential care. Daily Telegraph
  • ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS Summary

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A review of some of the research from the recent ACTRIMS/ECTRIMSconference, including daclizumab, generic glatiramer acetate, a fingolimod similar, body temperature, cholesterol, comorbidities, stem cells, cognition, genetics, vitamin D and diet. National MS Society (USA) Latest MS research updates
  • Home adaptations

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The BBC's £100k House programme featured a couple affected by MS looking to future proof their home with improvements to take account of current and possible future symptoms. BBC Housing adaptations and grants
  • Diet and risk of MS onset

    14 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    American research reviewing data on more than 185,000 nurses collected over 20 years showed that following one of four 'healthy' diets had no apparent impact on the risk of developing MS. The study didn't look at eating patterns before adulthood. Reported at the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference. MedPage Today Diet - A to Z of MS
  • CIS conversion to MS

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A study of risk factors found that the older someone is when they present with their first episode of neurological symptoms (CIS), the less likely they are to have a second attack and be diagnosed with MS. Showing lesions on MRI or oligoclonal bands were indicators that CIS was more likely to become MS. Treatment with a disease modifying drug reduced the risk of CIS becoming MS. Reported at the ACTRIMS/ECTRIMS conference. Internal Medicine News Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) - A to Z of MS
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  • Triathlete Jo Rodda is a World Record holder!

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Jo Rodda has broken the World Record to be the fastest women to complete the Enduroman Arch to Arc Ultra Triathlon! She completed this incredible challenge in 78 hours 39 mins, making her the third fastest finisher overall.
  • Amantadine (Symmetrel, Lysovir) may be out of stock due to manufacturing delays

    28 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Anyone currently taking amantadine, sometimes prescribed for fatigue in MS, may want to check with their pharmacist to ensure there will be stocks ready for their next prescription.
  • Atlantic Lions prepare for the toughest rowing race on earth

    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    In December 2015 four friends who met at the University of Birmingham are going to attempt to row across the Atlantic in aid of the MS Trust. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is a 3000 mile race from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean and has been dubbed the 'toughest rowing race on earth'.
  • New research into progressive MS

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Progressive MS Alliance - a group set up to coordinate global research into progressive MS - has announced the first 22 studies that will receive funding. This includes work in the UK in London, Cambridge, Plymouth and Edinburgh.
  • Communication between people with MS and neurologists

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Neurologists tend to underestimate people's discomfort in talking about common MS symptoms and overestimate difficulty in discussing more sensitive issues according to a new survey.
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    The Lesion Journals

  • Clouds come floating in

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:18 pm
    “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” - Rabindranath TagoreI just love this quote because it serves as a great reminder that, yes, the clouds will roll in, bringing in the darkness that MS sometimes carries, yet, somehow, through the storm, there is something good and positive to look for. Dwelling on all of the bad stuff that may come with an MS diagnosis will really drive us crazy as we chant “why me, why me.” Some things are not meant to be understood and we should try to move on. I do this by focusing on…
  • What does an MSer need to know about financial stability? A lot

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    I was just made aware of an upcoming financial webinar series, "Financial Wellness Webinar Series", designed by the National Disability Institute, for those of us living with Multiple Sclerosis. This looks like a great resource with a focus on taxes, employment, social security and credit. No doubt we can all use financial advice from time to time and this is a great way to learn more about planning and maintaining financial stability. Did you know that a lot of MSers do not plan for our financial future? Based on a 2011 online survey of 3,000 MSers, 67% reported that their…
  • Working It Out

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Hello, hello! Below is another great video from our friends over at Shift.ms that talks about the challenges of MS in the workplace. They put together a great list of tips, too. Have a watch.Take care!Christie
  • Follow my blog with Bloglovin

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    Good day all. I'm just playing around with this post as I just joined the Bloglovin community. Pay no mind unless you'd like to leave word and say 'hello, hello'. Hugs and hope y'all are feeling okay, as okay as it is possible. Follow my blog with Bloglovin
  • Without you is something I cannot imagine

    Christie @ the Lesion Journals
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Hand Heart(c) Claire Louise at www.puppyfat.comDear Friends,Today is National Friendship Day and I want to celebrate you as I truly value our relationship. You are all important to me as we navigate, together, the journey of living with this intense neurological disease, Multiple Sclerosis. This blog started off as I place for me to express the emotions and feelings that came up for me during this “new normal”, as a sort of cathartic process. Turns out, I made a lot of new friends along the way, ones for whom I am truly grateful. So, thank you! Thank you for the love, support…
 
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    Wheelchair Kamikaze

  • Bits and Pieces: Autumn Equinox Edition (also Tysabri, MS and HIV, viruses, relapse rates, misdiagnoses, diet, and asinine research)

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Personification of Autumn (Currier & Ives lithograph, 1871) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Well, according to the full scale replica of Stonehenge that I have sitting in my living room (which is right next to my exact copy of the Sphinx and down the hall from my faux Taj Mahal – it’s incredible what you can fit in a 900 ft.² apartment with a little ingenuity) summer is over and autumn is now upon us. Time for packing away the seersucker, preparing for the harvest, and getting ready for the ceremonial sacrificing of virgins. Luckily, there are no virgins available in my apartment, so…
  • Supplements, My Supplements

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Arabic herbal medicine guidebook (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Using natural supplements to help treat MS is always a topic of much interest amongst patients. In the face of the sometimes daunting side effect profiles of the pharmaceutical drugs approved to combat the disease, the use of herbs and other natural substances, widely perceived as being more benign than the immunosuppressant/immunomodulating pharmaceutical products, holds great appeal for many dealing with Multiple Sclerosis. MS research headlines regularly trumpet one natural remedy or another as having been discovered to slay or at…
  • The Problem with Progression, Revisited

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    English: Cropped version of :Image:Domino effect.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The good folks who administer the website MultipleSclerosis.net (click here) and I have reached an agreement to publish 20 essays from the Wheelchair Kamikaze archives on their site. MS.net is a wonderful resource for MS patients and those who love them, filled with the latest MS news as well as insightful articles and essays by folks dealing with the disease in all its forms. Lots of good stuff there, all of it high-quality. Best as I can figure, the fact that they decided to include some of my essays must be due…
  • Man Bites Dog (or, MS Patient Beats Insurance Company after Stem Cell Transplant, to the Tune of $400,000)

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    (c) GoGraph / lhfgraphics Oh, the many pleasures of Multiple Sclerosis. In addition to the physical and psychological toll taken by the disease, MSers also have to deal with a medical establishment that at times seems purposely set up to make being sick as hard as possible. Here in the USA, one of the most infuriating components of that medical establishment is quite often the private health insurance companies, upon whose whims many patients rely on to pay for such superfluous luxuries as vital medications, essential treatments, and indispensable mobility devices. In my 11-year career as a…
  • HSCT – Will This Form of Stem Cell Therapy Soon Become the Standard ofCare for Many MS Patients?

    The Wheelchair Kamikaze
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    English: Cervical spine MRI with enhancement showing multiple sclerosis (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy, now there’s a mouthful. More commonly known by its initials, HSCT, this form of stem cell treatment, first tried on MS patients back in the mid-1990s, is beginning to demand widespread attention from doctors and patients alike. Why? Well, one recent study found that when applied to properly selected patients, nearly 80% showed no sign of multiple sclerosis disease activity five years after treatment (click here). No relapses, no new MS lesions, no disease…
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