It is MS Awareness Month
Jesus please help me, some days I wish I could take off my MS.
Who do you trust with your truth?
Ok, so this is something that I personally have no knowledge of, but I have repeatedly read the accounts of new moms speaking about how relatively easy their pregnancy was on their MS, but the fear of a major relapse after pregnancy always loomed. There is some acknowledgement of this phenomenon. The MS Society provides links and PDFs about MS and Pregnancy, you can check these links out here. This video is one of my favorite MS Awareness Ads. Multiple Sclerosis Personified. While the main focus of this ad is more about how…disruptive and annoying MS can be, they do a good job of addressing how MS and Pregnancy get along. (Even if mom and dad aren’t Drill Sergeants. )
If you have some experience with MS and pregnancy and would like to give us a first hand account – please send me a link to your blog or blog post or drop me a line! Would love to hear from you!
*The featured image infographic is from healthline.com
The person doing the Sabotaging is the person whose house it is
This is my favorite MS Ad. My body is attacking itself, and this is a good way to describe it.
This MS Awareness short is one of my favorites. If MS was a person, this is how it would behave. I think it helps people to understand a little what living with MS is like, and it is true that for many women, pregnancy allows their MS to “take a break” and then – it’s back.
This is MS Personified
I’m fully expecting this film to be excellent, please watch it especially if you or someone you love has MS
Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything — and inspired him to make another film. When I Walk is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man’s struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S. while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva’s spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother’s tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor. Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
If you are in NYC, When I walk will be on PBS channel 13 at 10pm tonight. Check your local listings for showings. It was also be available for viewing here.
My Favorite MS Ad
MS-Australia – Saboteur
This is one of my favorite MS ads – it shows a woman sabotaging someone’s home. She pours oil on the floor which will cause someone to slip and fall. She puts tacks all over the carpet which will cause the painful pins and needles effect. She loosens one of the light bulbs which will make it more difficult to see. She switches the keys on the keyboard, making typing confusing, she strings a cord across the top of the stairs which will cause whomever is going up to trip, she rubs grease on the lenses of the glasses which would make them impossible to see through(optic neuritis), she switches the faucet caps, marking the hot water cold, and the cold water hot. When she hears someone drive up, she runs and hides behind the door, and we look and realize that the person walking into the home is indeed her. It ends
“When you have MS your body becomes your worst enemy”
This is what MS is like, one day you’re ok – the next it is as if someone has sabotaged your body. The only thing is it’s not an ad, it’s real life.
The one thing I have learned since my diagnosis is how little people know about MS. Even medical personnel. So, the more we can learn, the more we can teach!
This video is less than 3 minutes and is chock full of information. You won’t be sorry you watched it!