My name is Yvonne Decelis. I have relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed in 1994 but, looking back, am SURE I have had the "MonSter" all my life. I also have Fibromyalgia (found out in 2010). As someone with health problems, I have discovered some ways to really improve my quality of life (QOL) and I want to teach others how to do the same for themselves.
I received my BA in Gerontology (12/2012) from the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass). I am now a licensed Energy Healer (Academy of Energy Healing; Match 2019). PLEASE come check out my youtube channel which you can find by searching for YDCtv (I have a bunch of free energy healing training videos as part of my channel vlog).
My main goals are to work on developing exercise and nutrition programs with a focus on elders and the disabled. I want to show people how to improve their quality of life (QOL) and I feel I have an "extra" qualifications for this since I have improved my own life so much by changing my own (lifestyle) habits (i.e., I quit smoking, I eat more healthful food, I exercise a LOT (I'm a "gym rat" and I also took some Tai Chi classes for people with Fibromyalgia, etc.).
The writing sections you will find by me here are all unedited versions of chapters from my book, "It's Not as Bad as It Sounds (my life with MS & Fibro)". I want to write a new book but am blocked by not being able to afford an editor. It isn't worth doing without one, imo.
WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
"Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects an estimated 2.3 million people around the world, for which there is currently no cure.3,4 MS occurs when the immune system abnormally attacks the insulation and support around nerve cells (myelin sheath) in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, causing inflammation and consequent damage. Damage to these nerves can cause a wide range of symptoms, including muscle weakness, fatigue and difficulty seeing, and may eventually lead to progressive disability." *
The good things that have come to me from having MS and/or Fibro (a more positive "spin" on my story, so far.) NOTE: my book, "It's Not as Bad as it Sounds (my life with MS & Fibro)", is for sale at amazon.com.
Health Risk Indicators Before the MS diagnosis (and before the Fibromyalgia Syndrome presented itself) along with day-to-day side effects/symptoms NOTE: my book, "It's Not as Bad as it Sounds (my life with MS & Fibro)", is for sale at amazon.com.
A brief overview of medications I have to take for dealing with my MS and Fibromyalgia (keep in mind that EVERY patient is different. Not every medication has the same results for every person. I am a patient and this is my own experience.) My book, It's Not as Bad as it Sounds (my life with MS & Fibro), is available at Amazon.com. -ydc
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