What is Multiple Sclerosis?

December 13th, 2011 by Laina Turner

Tamika’s MS Journey

August 10th, 2011 by Laina Turner

LaNita Thurman Turner – Her Story – from the book The MS Project

July 22nd, 2011 by Laina Turner

When I was thinking of what one(s) of the many stories about my mother I wanted to share it was hard to choose. Finally, I decided on one that not only is funny but also shows what a great attitude my mother had. It took place in the early 90’s and we were going to a mother/daughter banquet at the church. My mother loved these events as they gave her a chance to dress up and get out and see friends. When I arrived to pick her up she tried to no avail to get me to drive us in her car. My sporty Pontiac Firebird wasn’t exactly the easiest car to get in and out of, even more difficult when you were in a wheel chair with little leg strength. However, I didn’t want to drive her Cadillac and insisted we drive my car. Being the good sport that she was she finally agreed. The fact it was a nice spring day out and my car had T-Tops didn’t hurt my cause. We got to the church and enjoyed a nice event. By the end of the evening my mother was happy but very tired. As you know it doesn’t take much to wear you out when you have MS. I wheeled her out to the car and we started our normal wheel chair to car seat routine. She put her hands around my neck and I put mine around her waist and I lifted until she was standing up with me holding her. I turned her a little bit so she could slide into the car and started to lower her down. This is where it gets funny.

Read more about LaNita and other great folks just purchase The MS Project ebook on Amazon for 2.99

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The MS Project

July 8th, 2011 by Laina Turner

2500 downloads in 25 days!

April 29th, 2011 by Laina Turner

The MS Project is a collection of things created to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Consisting of a book, a website, and an iPhone app these elements work together to bring more attention to the disease, teach people, and create a strong community.

 

World MS Day is Wednesday May 25th and our goal, starting May 1st – May 25th, is 2500 downloads in 25 days.

The book – released on March 14th, 2011, is a collection of stories written by people afflicted by Multiple Sclerosis, or who have loved ones afflicted. This book is meant to be informational regarding the disease as experienced by real people and to showcase the amazing strength people find when facing adversity. DOWNLOAD the e-book for .99 on Amazon or Smashwords.

 

The iPhone app – is a tool to create awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Connected to The MS Project website the app will include a feed from the blog to provide access to the MS community and a wealth of knowledge. DOWNLOAD the app on iTunes for .99.

 

Not only will 2500 downloads raise awareness for the cause but profits go to the MS Society.

 

For more information go to The MS Project website at http://www.themsproject.com

 

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Does anyone else have trouble with medications not working for them?

April 27th, 2011 by Laina Turner

By Amelia.

So it’s been another month or so since I wrote my last post!

It’s amazing how time just gets eaten up, especially when you have a chronic illness that eats up your energy and requires you to rest and recuperate more than most.
It is true to say that the start of the year wasn’t the easiest I have ever had, but with the support of my friends and family, I am getting stronger.
My symptoms haven’t changed, which is annoying and disappointing, but it is my attitude towards those symptoms that has changed.
When I was going through my two stays in hospital in January and February, I was told several times that the pain I was feeling was very real but that because my mood was low, that was contributing to how bad the pain was getting. Read more…

 

 

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so I.m a happy person

April 26th, 2011 by Laina Turner
this is my first attempt. i do need more pract...

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By Cathy.

So I’m a happy person. Get over it.

I’ve been snubbed more than once in my life. People who can’t believe the obstacles I face and still
maintain a happy person….

I was recently asked to speak to a group of people. Not about my MS but really about dealing with challenges and staying a happy person.

I postponed it a bit because I was going thru all those medical situations and in alot of pain. Staning was very uncomfortable.

Hopefully we can pull together a date and time soon.

As many of you know my family has chosen to walk away from me and my MS. Their loss.
I can’t let stuff like that bother me. I am way too busy.

The business I started a few years ago is growing like crazy. I am so grateful for the support from the MS Community.
Mark also travels alot so I’m basically running the house. With three dogs (and now one that is seriously sick)
I always have alot on my plate.
I do all the birthdays, anniversaries, special occasion gifts. I am always volunteering somewhere.
I also write alot and finalizing my book. yippee ! Read more...

 

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Excuse me please, I need a seat

April 18th, 2011 by Laina Turner

A great post by LIsa Emrich

 

Excuse me please, I need a seat

Thursday morning I traveled into Washington DC by riding the metro. It was a surprisingly easy trip really. However there was one minor bump right at the beginning of the trip. 

I began the metro trip with my Mom, who uses the metro to get to work every day. Even at 6:20am and being only the 4th station from the end of the orange line, the train was full. Lots of people rushed from the platform to get on board. I was not quite as fast (or aggressive) as many of the business people were.

One thing I know is that it would be very difficult for me to stand on the metro train while it is in motion. Although I’ve been doing pretty well lately without too much difficulty with my legs, my balance is impaired. I’m not able to respond too quick changes in movements. Read More….

 

Journey to a Diagnosis

March 22nd, 2011 by Laina Turner

Read Chelsea’s story.

 

My journey started on April 8, 2010.  My husband and I were flying to North Carolina to meet our new twin nieces and I began to notice a pain right behind my right eye.  It was as though the pain was in the nerve or muscle at the back of my right eyeball.  I also noticed some blurred vision.  I thought there was a problem with my contacts so I wore my glasses the entire weekend in North Carolina.  When we got home, I had a doctor’s appointment scheduled on the 13th.  At the appointment, I mentioned the eye pain and my doctor told me to see my eye doctor.  On April 15th, I saw my eye doctor regarding the pain and blurred vision.  She ran a gamut of tests and we tried some eye drops for a week.  On April 20th, I returned to the eye doctor after no relief with the eye drops.  She ran some more tests, then ordered an MRI of my brain.  That sounded scary so I asked what she was looking for and she told me that the worst was MS.

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