Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MS Awareness Week

My friend Ruth brought it to my attention that this week is MS Awareness Week.

This is pretty significant for her since she has just been diagnosed with MS.

Here is an excerpt from what she wrote on her blog:

"I got home from hospital after tea time yesterday. The neurologist saw me and confirmed that I do have MS. Not sure how to take all this, it is going to make a big change to my life and the rest of my family. Just feeling really numb today and also very scared. Please you you pray for me and my family over this hard time."

About MS

"Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. Around 85,000 people in the UK have MS.

MS is the result of damage to myelin - a protective sheath surrounding nerve fibres of the central nervous system.

When myelin is damaged, this interferes with messages between the brain and other parts of the body.

For some people, MS is characterised by periods of relapse and remission while for others it has a progressive pattern. For everyone, it makes life unpredictable."

Click Here to find out more.


Muthering Heights said...

Good to know...isn't the MS benefit walk coming up soon as well?

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Thanks for bringing the info to our attention. Hope your friend is doing ok.

Happy Wordful Wednesday!

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

MS is so hard, My cousins wife has it....She is now 32 but was diagnosed at the age of 25. So sad and hard for her and their family. Prayers to your friend.

shopannies said...

I have known many great people who suffer from MS and so glad that they have a week of awareness