ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

MS is a bumpy path but only 1 of many in life's journey. However out of them all it can manage to affect the rest makin

Updated on May 21, 2016
ShirlH profile image

I am Shirlee & I have always have something to say about most things but especially the things I'm sure I know about. At least I think I do!

Its a struggle

Where do I start, what can I say that hasn't been said before, have I got something different to say? I am guessing no! But they do say that if something is worth saying then maybe it's worth saying more than once! Could I be right? I noticed when my children were small they loved to repeat certain words or sentences like "Why?" A small word, a simple question but after the 5th time of being repeated you feel like pulling out your hair and screaming "Stop!".

Have you felt like that when you have been dealing with your MS everyday! I have!! My symptoms or the leftovers from a relapse seem to enjoy repeatedly whipping me over and over again until I feel like screaming "Leave me alone"!

So what can I do? Take tablets! Take drink! Scream! Swear! Oh yes I could do all those things and more and for a short time they help, relieve me of the punishing torture. But does anyone understand what it is like to be affected in this way!?

Cover Ups

Pretty useful
Pretty useful | Source

Cover Ups

For some people MS is very much hidden from the outside work. We can be told that we are looking good and of course we are but underneath we can be dealing with annoying symptoms.

My experiences have been:

pain

discomfort

visual disturbances

weakness

fatigue

urgency

stiffness

cramps

I can cover them up mostly but not always, just check with my family

Are you an undercover sufferer?

Are your symptoms/disabilities visible?

See results

Undercover Sufferer

I am very aware that a large number of sufferers have visual symptoms and therefore what I have said doesn't interest you or may even insult you and if it does I wish to apologise now. If I had very visual symptoms I would have something different to say, so I want to say I am sorry that I can't write something helpful for you. I am sorry but things will mostly likely change in due course knowing MS so I will blog then on those experience.

Am I a rose with thorns?

I like to think that although I have some thorns I can still be a rose. For now they are not noticeable but unfortunately as time goes by they will become visible but maybe I can write them off as old age! No! I will wear them with pride, I will be proud to be a rose with thorns because I will still look beautiful.

Famous MSers

Name
Details
Montel Williams
Talk show host.
Richard Cohen
Emmy award-winning journalist
Teri Garr
Actress
Tamia Hill
Singer
Beccy Huxtable
Assistant Producer
Alan & David Osmond
Father & Son singers
Jack Osbourne
Media personality
Sue Thomes
First deaf undercover investigator
Revealing more roses who similar thorns

What is MS?

What is it all about?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between your brain and your body, leading to the symptoms of MS. They can include

  • Visual disturbances
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trouble with coordination and balance
  • Sensations such as numbness, prickling, or "pins and needles"
  • Thinking and memory problems

No one knows what causes MS. It may be an autoimmune disease, which happens when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men. It often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually, the disease is mild, but some people lose the ability to write, speak, or walk.

There is no single test for MS. Doctors use a medical history, physical exam, neurological exam, MRI, and other tests to diagnose it. There is no cure for MS, but medicines may slow it down and help control symptoms. Physical and occupational therapy may also help.

Bunches of roses

So it is so good to find out that there are allsorts of people who have MS and it is touching to know that there are people out there who care.

When I get flowers they make me smile, when I see flowers growing in gardens, fields and hedges, I stop to look and enjoy them. I am very aware that some flowers are more expensive than others and that when they are wrapped up with a bow or displayed with care it makes getting the flowers more thrilling.

All people with MS are beautiful in their own way, may have more symptoms/disabilities and some may seem to be able to cope better than others. Plus what I have wrote may upset, annoy, or may all seem inappropriate so please forgive me. These are only my own thoughts, opinions and feelings. Please don't judge me I love all flowers.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ShirlH profile imageAUTHOR

      shirlee mckeown 

      4 years ago from omagh

      Thank you so much for reading my hub and for taking the time to comment, I truly appreciate it.

    • someonewhoknows profile image

      someonewhoknows 

      4 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Pesticides and herbicides used in farming may pay a significant role in M.S.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)