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The Power of Stories

Everyone affected by multiple sclerosis has a story worth sharing. And through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Blog, these stories come to life to shine a light on life with MS.

No one has to face MS alone. From personal accounts on relationships, symptom management and research – and everything in between – the blog connects you to different MS experiences to build understanding within our community and beyond.

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In Their Own Words

Bloggers come from all backgrounds and offer diverse perspectives. Read some of their latest stories.

Shot of Courage

by Kristen O'Toole
My doctors encouraged me to get a flu shot, as they do every year. But this year, it took on a different level of urgency. It’s not about me. It’s about the public health.
 

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The Shame Behind Being Chronically Ill

by Catherine Weston
There have been many times since my diagnosis of relapsing-remitting MS in 2015 that I have felt shame for being different. I feel shame when someone calls out my gimp or when I have to admit to a coworker that I can’t assist them with something if I’m flaring.

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Professional Wellness

by NJ White​
I realize I never considered not working through to retirement, and I definitely wasn’t mentally or financially prepared to be diagnosed with a disease like MS. I never knew that being sick is a full-time job.

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Interested in Blogging?

Have a story you’d like to share? Submit a story idea to stories@nmss.org and our blog team will be in touch!

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