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MS Navigator Jess

Good morning!  Are you looking for support or resources?  Here is a collection of helpful organizatoins, resources and information below, specific to caregivers and carepartners, friends and family.  Check them out! Caregiver.com Coordinates a national network of support groups, financial assistance and… Read More

LR-AR
Husband started UCaths*

My husband had surgery yesterday to help him urinate better,  but was sent home with a post-op ucath and he's already unsteady. I'm helping him with changing the bag and daily life. But yesterday while in the waiting room, I was overcome with a bout of anxiety . I've loss both my parents in a 2 year span… Read More

beth19
living with someone with MS

Some one I love dearly has been diagnosed with MS about one year ago ... they have become defeated not doing anything they are suppose to be doing to help the situation.  As a concerned family member could someone please help me motivate them to help themself?!?!  I am at a loss watching this person's symptoms… Read More

anywhereoutofthisworld
Relationships and MS*

I recently read a very interesting article on Dating and MS. To read the article by author Devin Garlett: Click here. He has MS himself and I really like his writing (he doesn't sugar coat stuff) plus he's real, relevant and relatable. In the article he discusses the pitfalls and pros to dating with MS. The… Read More

corrado2
Brother Diagnosed with MS*

Hello, My brother has been recently diagnosed with MS.  He is a 29 years old and lives with his girlfriend.  I am a married working mother of two children and live about an hour and a half away from him.  I feel deeply impacted by his diagnosis and want to support him in the best way possible.  I really want… Read More

joanie55
Society Scholar*

I was diagnosed with MS in 1994. I've just read the Fall edition of Momentum. An article talked about Society Scholar Jane Brach. Our daughter will be a college sophomore this fall. How can she find out about applying? Read More

Nron
Parental fear*

I have ms and i stugle with it. I know its not easy having me for a dad. And my son dosnt understand that i cant do a lot. And it breaks my heart. I also have a fear he could have ms later on in life and i just dont want him going threw all this. Alot of it is im afraid of him in pain. I also have a hard time… Read More

Gramma
Emotional support*

my adult child has MS. We aren’t geographically close, but do communicate regularly by phone and social media. I struggle with how to support her when I talk to her and she hasn’t slept well in days because of severe pain in her legs.  She is on some pain meds, but she says they are of little help.  She is also… Read More

heatherangel

hello im new to this group and i joined because i dont know where else to go. my husband was Diagnose with MS in 2008. i have been his support system since day one. i had the option of not marrying 9yrs ago but, because i was committed to us, loved him no matter what i married him knowing what MS was and what… Read More

MS_Caregiver_Donna

I have always enjoyed a good movie. It’s one of the things I miss about not being able to get out and go places now.  However, you don’t have to go out to see a movie any more; you can now do it in the comfort on your own home and with the benefit of a “pause” button. What would we do without “pause”?  We… Read More

kmiriam
Wedding blog*

Hi Friends, After 2+ years "hiding" in the MS closet while I processed what all this means in my life, fought with insurance companies,  learned to give myself shots and sing a song in my head for a half an hour during MRIs :),  I have decided to stop hiding and tell my truth if you will, via a wedding… Read More

MegFev
Has anyone with MS done IVF?*

This is a bit of a long story and I apologize for that but feel I need to explain my whole situation (or maybe I'm trying to justify my decision...) I've wanted kids since I was a kid. I've always wanted to experience pregnancy, at least once, and being a mom is a huge dream of mine. So I worked with my… Read More

JonL
Housing needs

My wife and I are in the early planning stages of a new home. She wants it to be a good plce for us if/when my MS renders me less capable of things like negotiating stairs, bathing, etc... Give me your insight about these plans. What do I need to be aware of? Any suggestions are good ones. Thanks in… Read More

sereniti1952
In brand new territory*

Hi. I just joined this group because my sister was diagnosed with MS in October and I'm at a loss as to how to help. I live in California and she lives in Florida. We're both in our mid-60s. We haven't been close for many years, but in the last six months have begun to work out our differences and are growing… Read More

Priyanshi-Jain
Depression *

My friend is suffering from MS... She has become quiet... Does not talk anymore... Doesn't let anyone care for her... She earlier never used to stay without talking to me even for a day... Now she has closed herself.. The world doesn't seem anything for her... She gets annoyed very often... I guess her doctor… Read More

Priyanshi-Jain
Depression *

My friend is suffering from MS... She has become quiet... Does not talk anymore... Doesn't let anyone care for her... She earlier never used to stay without talking to me even for a day... Now she has closed herself.. The world doesn't seem anything for her... She gets annoyed very often... I guess her doctor… Read More

larryw1
New to this site*

I'm new to the site. I'm a caregiver dealing with my wife who has MS. She's had it since 1999 but in 20008 had a major exacerbation which we're still dealing with. She is slowly getting worse. This is due to a variety of reasons. (Her own health, doctor's mistaken advice, etc.) She is now in a wheelchair, but… Read More