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Disability and MS: Help!

It wasn't my idea to apply for disability, but when the issue was presented to me, I decided to give a shot. Expenses are pilling up and with soon to be college bound son getting excited about the next chapter in his life, the idea of a little additional income is highly attractive. So, I   have taken the plunge and am fully engulfed in the application process.  Talk about an exercise in patience and endurance. So far I have filled out two application packets and am on the third, visited the nearest SS Office twice, been interviewed via phone three times, and just about on my last nerve as to the ridiculous and asinine procedure that this process requires. I believe this a sure fire way to discourage applicants in the first place but that carrot has been dangled and this bunny is not backing off. I understand the need for careful  consideration of any applicant for seemingly "free" funds and sincerely appreciate that this monetary assistance be awarded to those indivi

A Sea of Orange Hope

With a forecast for rain and cool temperatures, many felt the 2018 Walk for MS might be a sloppy mess; but when I arrives in Morgantown, West Virginia, I found an optimistic, celebratory atmosphere that no storm could dampen. Clouds dispersed and skies cleared, knowing that the heavens  could not compete with the storm happening on the ground at the  Waterfront. The true champions had arrived and their name was Warrior. Tents were erected, tables arranged, team shirt distributed, books stacked, (I got to share I Have MS. What's Your super Power? !!!!) acknowledgements made, participants in place, and the walk began,   with Team Tiffany in the lead. My new MS friend, Tiffany Albright, is an inspiration. she single-handedly recruited an amazing team of walkers that outnumbered any other congregation in attendance. Her numbers were amazing in monetary contributions and the enthusiasm of her teammates was more than inspiring.  Event though I did not personally join the walkers, my day

A Sea of Orange Hope

With a forecast for rain and cool temperatures, many felt the 2018 Walk for MS might be a sloppy mess; but when I arrives in Morgantown, West Virginia, I found an optimistic, celebratory atmosphere that no storm could dampen. Clouds dispersed and skies cleared, knowing that the heavens  could not compete with the storm happening on the ground at the  Waterfront. The true champions had arrived and their name was Warrior. Tents were erected, tables arranged, team shirt distributed, books stacked, (I got to share I Have MS. What's Your super Power? !!!!) acknowledgements made, participants in place, and the walk began,   with Team Tiffany in the lead. My new MS friend, Tiffany Albright, is an inspiration. she single-handedly recruited an amazing team of walkers that outnumbered any other congregation in attendance. Her numbers were amazing in monetary contributions and the enthusiasm of her teammates was more than inspiring.  Event

Physical Pain (Constochondritis) and MS

I don't know about you, but I am constantly debating the difference between the MonSter and the side effects of life. When do we stop blaming multiple sclerosis for all of our aches and pains? Or, do we? On May 5, 2018, a group of medical professionals will met at Stonewall Jackson Resort, WV, for an all-day MS Summit. I plan to be there with ears wide open when I  pose this burning question to an audience of MS specialists, one with whom I have my first appointment early in the fall. (She doesn't now it yet, but I have done my research and I am SO excited to finally meet with someone who specializes in the workings of the MonSter.)  I you are interested in attending, evidently all it takes is a quick e-mail including your name and contact information :  WVMSSUMMIT2018@OUTLOOK.COM . Remember, anytime you hear of such an event, even from pharmaceutical companies, yo do NOT need to suffer from MS in order to attend. These are informational sessions and open to the public.  Planni

Physical Pain (Constochondritis) and MS

I don't know about you, but I am constantly debating the difference between the MonSter and the side effects of life. When do we stop blaming multiple sclerosis for all of our aches and pains? Or, do we? On May 5, 2018, a group of medical professionals will met at Stonewall Jackson Resort, WV, for an all-day MS Summit. I plan to be there with ears wide open when I  pose this burning question to an audience of MS specialists, one with whom I have my first appointment early in the fall. (She doesn't now it yet, but I have done my research and I am SO excited to finally meet with someone who specializes in the workings of the MonSter.)  I you are interested in attending, evidently all it takes is a quick e-mail including your name and contact information :  WVMSSUMMIT2018@OUTLOOK.COM . Remember, anytime you hear of such an event, even from pharmaceutical companies, yo do NOT need to suffer from MS in order to attend. These are informational sessions and open to the pub