Fourteen years ago, a highly regarded doctor told Nancy Davis that she was lucky she could operate a remote control and that she didn't have a brain tumor. What she had was multiple sclerosis (MS), a progressive and degenerative neurological condition, and she didn't feel that lucky. At the time, sh
How to handle workplace issues when you have multiple sclerosis.
Elissa Levy, a 37-year-old with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), is living proof of the unpredictability of this progressive neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. Soon after being diagnosed in Janu
According to Meredith Vieira, who for nine years has famously shared a couch and her opinions on ABC's hit morning talk show The View, "any illness is a family illness. It is the other person in the room - a living, breathing [person] who is there with you. To ignore an illness is not healthy, parti
When multiple sclerosis limits your mobility, your home can feel like an obstacle course. Fortunately, with some planning and creative thinking, most areas of the house can be readily adapted so you can function smoothly throughout the day. "When modifying your home, the goal is to achieve maximal
Chris Lombardi is not your ordinary traveler. The 42-year-old writer and educator has multiple sclerosis (MS). But the threat of a disease flare-up didn't keep Lombardi from a recent whirlwind tour of Asia. And according to travel and medical experts, it needn't stop others with MS -- and an itch to
When most people think of multiple sclerosis, they think of a disease that causes symptoms of weakness and motor problems -- not pain. "About 10 or 20 years ago, there was a saying that MS causes all kinds of trouble but doesn't cause pain, which really isn't true," says Francois Bethoux, MD, direct