Fundraiser Success!

Fundraiser Success!

We held the fundraiser on the 30th of June and it was a raging success.  We had an approximate head count of around 110 people to help raise money and awareness for MS.  It was more then we could've imagined for an event with only a month and a half of planning.  We had more then enough delicious food so everyone would've left satisfied thats for sure!  Everyone wore a splash of red and it just made the event look even more amazing.

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Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Alternative and Complementary  Therapies

Osteopathy

I have been using my Osteopath Dr John White, the Founder of Osteoworks, for many many years and he has helped me though my back pain, neck pain and pins and needles in my feet with great success.  Before I was diagnosed my back pain and pins and needles were always thought to be from my job as a nurse and the disc degeneration in my L5/S1 discs and it was treated that way, it did help but never went away for longer then about 4-5 months.

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Second Neurologist Appointment

Second Neurologist Appointment

I had my second Neurologist appointment yesterday (18/06) and I was once again nervous, sitting there waiting to hear what he had to say.  The waiting room was full and I thought "Great, I should know doctors never run on time." but it really wasn't that long because the other patients didn't need long appointments.  It was finally my turn (only 15 minutes from my appointment time) so I went in and sat in the familiar chair opposite him at his desk. He greeted me with a smile and asked how I had been.  

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How is MS Diagnosed?

How is MS Diagnosed?

There is no laboratory test, symptom, or physical finding which, when present or positive, always means a person has MS.  Some of the symptoms of MS could also be caused by other diseases.  Consequently, the diagnosis of MS must be made by a careful process which demonstrates findings that are consistent with MS and that also rules out other possible causes. 

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29th May is World MS Day

29th May is World MS Day

Multiple Sclerosis has its own day to spread awareness of this silent disease!

Not many people are aware of MS like they are for other causes like cancer, autism, depression and even the Daniel Morcombe Foundation for child safety.  All fundraisers I see that are being done by individuals are predominantly for cancer research, I haven't seen any for MS Research.

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I just need to talk...

I just need to talk...

Never underestimate the power of just talking.  I don't mean gossiping with your bestie or chatting about who was up for elimination on the biggest loser but really talking about things like how your feeling.¬†  I've since learnt that saying that I was ok wasn't hiding the fact that I really was not ok.  Pretending like nothing had changed when in actual fact everything has changed wasn't helping me deal with and accept my diagnosis.  Talking about how I was feeling was made difficult because I didn't even know how I was feeling.  My mind was like a washing machine of emotions, so if you could imagine every emotion just rolling around in there everyday, that was how I was feeling. 

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