The progression of my disability due to Multiple Sclerosis has been difficult. Yet over time I have learned to cope and live well in spite of it.
Each loss of functionality I experienced reminded me of a loss I had once helped a patient deal with. My years as a physical therapist helping patients came back to help me. I now understand far better the importance of living well with a disability, both emotionally and functionally. Life should go on, the needs are the same. Having friends, being involved, doing the things you care about.
This blog is my attempt to share my knowledge and experience as a physical therapist, my memories of my former patients and my own successes at living well with the disability from MS.
What would I like people to be aware of in MS Awareness Week? I want more than an abstract understanding. I would like to give people a picture of what the disease is and what it's like to have MS. 1.MS is a disease of the Central Nervous System (the… more »
From an Old Soviet Christmas Card Collection I hope everyone had a very Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all other joyous celebrations during this past holiday season. New Year seems to be the time we set o… more »
There have been a lot of very useful and informative articles in the Journal's for Multiple Sclerosis on aging well with MS. I immediately gravitate to read these articles as I want as much information as I can on aging. However I'm not 50 or 60&#… more »
In my last blog I talked about not letting disappointments or people's insensitivity deter you from moving ahead. And most of all not becoming afraid to challenge others and life itself for what you want. I used a Poem on Roses and it's thorns… more »
Ellie’s Rules for Coping Well with MS and Disability
Admit What's Happening
Set a Functional Goal
Attitude is Everything
Be an Advocate
Live Life to the Fullest
Then All You Need is Love