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I Have MS What's Your Super Power?

May 30, 2020,  World MS Day Join me on Facebook today at 4PM. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults around the world. You can develop MS at any age, but most people receive diagnoses between the  ages of 20 and 50 . There are relapsing, remitting, and progressive types of MS, but the course is rarely predictable. Researchers still don’t fully understand the cause of MS or why  the rate of progression is so difficult to determine. The good news is that many people living with MS don’t develop severe disabilities. Most have a normal or near-normal lifespan. There’s no national or global registry for new MS cases. Known figures are only estimates. Prevalence Recent findings from a National MS Society study estimate nearly  1 million people  in the United States are living with MS. This is more than double the last reported number, and the first national research on MS prevalence since 1975. The society also

What I'm doing for World MS Day It's upon us. World MS Day is tomorrow, May 30, 2020. How will you recognize this day? This will be my first public participation and you can share with me on Facebook with Headline Books Zoom into books at 4:00 PM. Am I selling something? Kind of. Do I know what I'm talking about? You bet. Will you benefit from my presentation? I hope so. I wrote (and published)  I Have MS. What's Your Super Power? in 2016, fifteen years after my diagnosis following the death of a dear friend and MS Warrior. No, she did not pass from MS, but as a result of difficulties caused by the disease. Jamie's death prompted me to finally publicly recognize my situation and become pro-active in talking about multiple sclerosis. Since then I have participated in a variety of MS events, both fundraising and educational. MS does not discriminate.

Memorial Day 2020

                                Memorial Day 2020 Multi-Award Winning Bombs Bursting in Air by Lisa McCombs is a riveting tale of a young girl who loses her Veteran dad in a theater bombing….and her slow road to recovery and battle with PTSD, through faith and friendship. Join us here on Facebook today, May 26, at noon ET. Headline Books Inc. 56 mins  ·  Award Winning Fiction on Zoom Into Books today, May 26 - 12:00 pm ET -- Bombs Bursting in Air by Lisa McCombs -- honoring our Veterans Mom's Choice Awards Readers Favorite Join me today! See ya there, Lisa

swallowing and ms

                            Just when you think you've got all the bases covered, a different fear arises. And people wonder why we are always so exhausted. Maybe it’s because we have to work overtime all day long in order to do the things everyone else takes for granted. This has weighed heavily on my mind lately; the way we Warriors have to consider every little movement. Foor placement is a daily issue with me. Every step requires such concentration that being in a hurry is no longer an option.  Walking takes a tremendous amount of thought. So does swallowing. Check out these informative articles: Have a great week! Lisa, the lady with the cane                                                      

David Lyons interview

                                                  I believe in knowing as much about your circumstance as possible. MS is an individual condition and each of us owns our disease and we manage it in a fashion that works for us. Each story is an inspiration. Each story offers hope. Each story is supremely important for being the best of and for ourselves. David Lyons works his story for the benefit of each and every MS Warrior. I am honored to share this insight into David's devotion to the MS World. Thank you, David, for sharing with us. What advice do you give newly diagnosed Warriors? The advice I give to anyone diagnosed with MS is that there are 4 keys to fitness that will help them to conquer this disease. #1 mindset #2 exercise #3 nutrition #4 alternative treatments But without #1 mindset being first and foremost, the other 3 will not work well. We all have to have to remain positive and tell our bodies what we expect, not let MS tell us what it expects!  The body

A new Church of Go novel

If you enjoyed Bombs Bursting in Air ,                                                                                                               I think you'll love the girls in my second Church of Go novel. I've been dragging my feet, literally and figuratively, missing my self-imposed deadline of May 1 for completing second round revisions of my newest book Praise Petals ; therefore I'm taking a little break from blogging until Monday, May 1.  Please accept this preview of the said novel as an apology: THE PRAISE PETALS: A Church of Go Novel                                                                                                      44,068 words CHAPTER ONE Snarky. If a word existed to describe Lilly Jenkins, “snarky” would be a top contender. According to Webster, snarky means “crotchety; snappish; sarcastic and irreverent.” In other words, Lilly. Besides, “snarky” was fun to say. And since there was nothing fun about Lilly, the ir