September 10, 2017

We hope you’re having a great week. We've been pretty busy adding exciting new content for you to read, share, and connect to. From our MS Tumblr blog to starting important conversations on Facebook, we're always thinking of ways to empower you. We hope you join us as we create powerful content across multiple platforms.

In the meantime, please enjoy the following MS news stories. You'll notice there are sev...

August 29, 2017

I have always been a driven person, and my MS diagnosis has only made this determination stronger. After my diagnosis, I considered dropping out of my graduate school nursing program and quitting entirely. I became immediately certain that I could not allow this to be the “end of the story.” But I didn't quit and I completed my Masters in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner degrees in 2012, three years after my diagnosis.

Many pe...

August 10, 2017

I Have MS ... But MS Doesn't Have Me

I have MS...but MS doesn't have me is dropped freely and formidably among those of us who live with multiple sclerosis. But that doesn't mean it's overused. And here's why.

Outside of being an illness, MS for many, becomes an exercise in self-realization. Getting a diagnosis like MS is a game changer, a moment of mortality that can open up an internal dialogue. For me, I desperately tried to...

May 5, 2017

MyCounterpane has partnered with Erika Lyons Richardson to bring you a question that is vital aspect when you live with multiple sclerosis: the empathy you receive from others.

While many MSers report that those around them don't understand their MS, empathy from others does exist.

And we'd love to hear about the real examples of empathy in your life.

Whether it's a neighbor who brings dinner over once a week because you're...

May 5, 2017

The House voted 217 to 213 to pass the GOP health-care law, designed to replace Obamacare. The bill now goes to the Senate.

According to CNN,

"The Trump administration's American Health Care Act -- which squeaked through in the House on Thursday but must still be voted on by the Senate -- will allow insurance companies to raise prices for those with pre-existing conditions and to not guarantee that treatments are covered."

Multip...

May 2, 2017

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May 1, 2017

MyCounterpane and Heather Leffel joined up to ask a very important question:

How Has Losing Your Job/Work Affected You?

Below are the responses. Click here to submit your experience.

How has losing your job/work affected you?

May 1, 2017

MyCounterpane has reunited with Heather Leffel once again to ask an important question that is a challenging aspect of living with a chronic illness such as multiple sclerosis: employment.

Whether you had a career you loved or a part-time job that helped pay the bills, losing a job can have an immense effect on your wellbeing and lifestyle. This is true under regular circumstances, but especially true if you're already living w...

April 13, 2017

In the past few years, Amy Gurowitz's MS has been progressing and Amy was finding nothing was helping her improve- until cannabis. Hear how the use of medical marijuana has been transformative.

April 13, 2017

Kate Milliken talks with Amy Gurowitz, one of the first veterans of MS she met. Amy is a mom and MS advocate and was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS in 1988. Amy's MS has progressed, and she is now using cannabis.

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