Thursday, February 26, 2009

How important is it for those with MS to Find Social Connections?

MS support and MS social connections

How important is it for those with M S to Find Social Connections?

As our MS symptoms become worse, and our degree of ms disability increases, is it even a reasonable idea that we can find social connections?

Is the effort worth finding social connections after we have been given the Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis?

The answer is -- Yes.

It is not only worth it for those of us that have been given the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis to go to whatever efforts we need to for us to be able to make new social connections with the world around us -- it is vital for us to find a way for us to maintain or even forge new social connection with other people around us.

For us to at least survive or possibly even thrive, while we are going through all of the ups and downs that Multiple Sclerosis has inflicted on our bodies and has brought into our lives, we definitely have to find a way to make social connections -- with both those that have M S and those that do not.

We need to do this for several reasons.

Click on the link to read more -- ms support.


Monday, February 23, 2009

MS Memory: Remembering Good Memories about Ourselves

MS Memory

Think of something that happened in your life to you that is a funny memory – something that reminds you about an experience that you had, before Multiple Sclerosis entered your life.  Ask your friends to remind you of the a funny memory that you shared with them in the past about yourself.  Reminiscing about the good times or about the good memories in your life does help to relieve the stress that we can feel sometimes from how MS memory problems can reduce how well our memories can work.

Even if you have problems remembering what you are doing or what happened to you last week or what someone said to you recently, you still can remember something about yourself. You are still you.  That hasn't changed.

How do I know this, because I have been there too. I have battled with more severe MS memory problems off and on, since I was given the Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.  It is not easy when you could remember things before MS, but now you can not remember.

Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.  I have a funny story that has to do with me and my good memory before MultipleSclerosis entered my life. 

Click on the link to read more -- MS memory.