15 Seconds to a Happier Day

7 Comments

There I was, laying on my bed in pain and with significant “cog fog”.  Those nagging questions were hovering nearby:  will I recover from this?  will I ever be able to form full-sentences again?  am I of use to anyone?  am I of value?  do I bring anything to this world or am I just …

15 Seconds to a Happier DayRead More »

It’s Not The MS, It’s the MS’er . . .

0 Comments

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a guest blogger – but I’m so proud to host this one.  The writer is Scott James, and he’s been a friend and supporter of FUMSnow.com almost since day one.  He’s an interesting guy:  he was diagnosed in Nov 2006 with RRMS, he lives in San Diego, Ca, he’s …

It’s Not The MS, It’s the MS’er . . .Read More »

Working From Home With Multiple Sclerosis

0 Comments
Work From Home

  Pulling the Plug I LOVED my job.  I loved the people I worked with and for and I loved what I got to do each day.  I thought I would be retiring from that job – when I was of retirement age.  MS had a different idea.  I drove to various doctor’s offices and …

Working From Home With Multiple SclerosisRead More »

Multiple Sclerosis Holiday Gift Guide – 2014

0 Comments
Multiple Sclerosis Gift Guide

  This annual Multiple Sclerosis Holiday Gift Guide is a hit every year.  I’ve updated it this year with new products that either I’ve come across or have been suggested by others in the FUMS Nation.  I hope you find this helpful – and, if you have other suggestions that I’ve missed, please share them …

Multiple Sclerosis Holiday Gift Guide – 2014Read More »

MS, the Holidays and Depression

2 Comments

Joy to the World – bite me!   ‘Tis the season – well, almost.  The holidays are right around the corner.  Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or none of the above, the reminders of how happy everyone else seems to be are everywhere.  The ads are all showing happy, smiling people with loads of …

MS, the Holidays and DepressionRead More »

Time – Doesn’t Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

4 Comments

Occasionally I will post a guest blog – either something someone has sent to me – or something I’ve actively sought out.  This guest blog was one that I solicited from a good friend of FUMSnow.com – Ms. Joy S. Johnson.  She’s a writer, an animal enthusiast (especially her dog Duke) and yes, she has …

Time – Doesn’t Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?Read More »

Survivor’s Guilt – Seeing “The Other Side” of MS

20 Comments

  According to Wikipedia, “Survivor guilt (or survivor’s guilt; also called survivor syndrome or survivor’s syndrome) is a mental condition that occurs when a person perceives themselves to have done wrong by surviving a traumatic event when others did not. It may be found among survivors of combat, natural disasters, epidemics, among the friends and family of those who have committed suicide, and in non-mortal …

Survivor’s Guilt – Seeing “The Other Side” of MSRead More »

Multiple Sclerosis and Sleep – Or Lack Thereof

5 Comments

All of the studies say eight hours is optimal for adults.  A recent study says 7 is plenty.  But all too often, Multiple Sclerosis is the “thief in the night” that steals sleep and leaves us even more tired than the fatigue that we’re often gifted with this disease. I hear it all the time: …

Multiple Sclerosis and Sleep – Or Lack ThereofRead More »

Chair of the Club

0 Comments

I’m so happy to introduce the FUMS audience to Jennifer Digmann via her guest blog today.  She and her husband Dan are both incredible human beings – and both happen to have Multiple Sclerosis.  Jennifer was diagnosed in 1997; Dan was diagnosed in 2000. She has secondary-progressive MS. His is relapsing-remitting. Through their writing, public …

Chair of the ClubRead More »

MS, Obituaries and Funerals – Oh My

8 Comments

I recently went to a funeral for a friend’s mother.  This woman had had MS that had steadily progressed for the last 30 years.  I remember thinking of her in her wheelchair, having to be “attended to” and “done for” when I was diagnosed.  Would that be my path? I found it so interesting that …

MS, Obituaries and Funerals – Oh MyRead More »