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MS Fact: It is estimated that 400,000 Americans have the unpredictable disease known as Multiple Sclerosis and every hour of everyday another person joins that list.

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Secret Teacher: doctors said MS would end my career – they were wrong | Teacher Network | The Guardian

It was New Year’s Day when I woke with pins and needles in my hand. I didn’t think much of it at first, but two days later my hand had seized up and I couldn’t even hold a pen. The day after that, I was struggling to walk in a straight line. I saw the GP and was admitted to hospital for a series of tests. By this time, I couldn’t even feed or dress myself.

The consultant neurologist was blunt in his delivery of my diagnosis. “There are lesions on your brain,” he said. “It’s clearly multiple sclerosis (MS). You should follow a different career – you won’t be able to be a teacher.”

MS is an auto-immune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord – there is currently no known cure. My life was going to change, and my mind was filled with questions. Was I going to end up in a wheelchair? Should I give up teaching, even though I was only in my NQT year? Then I became defiant. There were surely other teachers who had similar conditions. I realised, despite the stress of the job, I did still want to be a teacher. What I didn’t want was to let MS dictate my choices in life.
Cutting workload isn’t enough to stop teachers leaving schools.

After physiotherapy and steroids, I regained most of my mobility and went back to school on a reduced timetable. I shared my news with the head of my department, senior leadership team and a few colleagues but made the decision not to go public with my diagnosis.

One of the difficulties about living with MS is that many of the symptoms are invisible yet crippling – fatigue, loss of sensation and bladder problems, for example. Although my occupational health therapist made some recommendations to help me, the school was reluctant to follow them. I had to fight hard to have a short morning break so I could sit down between lessons. I wasn’t asking for any favours or for an easy life – I just wanted to be able to do my job.

via Secret Teacher: doctors said MS would end my career – they were wrong | Teacher Network | The Guardian

Two lessons can be taken from this inspiring story if you are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Never give in to MS learn to adapt.

Be ready to teach what MS is.

GoCovri

GoCovri

In August of this year I blogged about a press release about a new drug GoCovri that the FDA approved. Little did I know in a few months my doctor would put me on that medication and I would find out how awesome it was and how it would improve my life.

At the beginning of December I had bad tremors that had gotten worse over the last 2 months. I was stiff all over and it had affected my vocal cords. My voice was so bad that many people couldn’t understand what I was saying and the volume of my voice was very low.

On the evening of December 1st I took my first GoCovri pill just before I went to bed as the manufacture and doctor prescribed. Upon waking the next morning I noticed my voice seemed to have improved in that short amount of time. My wife even commented about how my voice to improved. As I went throughout the day others noticed the improvement as well. On Saturday the 2nd I took my second pill and that Sunday I went to a Christmas party. Everyone I talk to at the party asked me what I had done because my voice had improved.

Over the next two weeks I noticed my stiffness seemed to be less. My tremors also seemed to be much reduced. Overall I felt much better and I had more energy.

Yesterday I went back to 2 of my former customers, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Avis Rent A Car at Will Rogers Airport. I wanted to wish everybody a Merry Christmas; it was the first time I have been back since I retired due to my MS 6 months ago. Many who greeted me stated my voice had improved dramatically from the last time they had seen me, and I appeared to be in much better shape overall than I was 6 months earlier. Many asked what I had done for such an improvement and I told them taking GoCovri. Several people told me to keep taking it as it was working.

For anybody with Multiple Sclerosis this drug is planned to be released for use for them as well and the FDA needs to approve it immediately. For me it works better than Amantadine with zero side affects. Insurance companies need to make note of this wonder drug and add it to their list of approved medications. GoCovri has made a difference in my life it’s like going from night to day.

Alligator Everglades National Park Floruda Jigsaw Puzzle

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MS Fact: As many as 10,000 of the 400,000 Americans with MS are age 18 or under.

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Sunshine On Mobile Bay Alabama Jigsaw Puzzle

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MS Fact: Most people are diagnosed with MS between the ages of 20 and 50 years of age. However there are many reports of teenagers being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Mynelle Gardens Jackson Mississippi Jigsaw Puzzle

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MS Fact: While the risk of developing MS in the United States general population is 1/750, the risk rises to 1/40 in anyone who has a close relative (parent, sibling, child) with the disease

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