Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - do what you can

This line of thinking served as a great reminder for me recently and I thought I would share Arthur Ashe's wise words. You see, this past weekend I had intended on doing so much but fatigue hit me hard and I ended up doing so little. Yet, I turned the "doing so little" into things I could attempt, including continuing to read a great book I've got my nose in. Learning to accept limitations is difficult yet all we can do is use what we have, and do what we can. 

How do you "start where you are, use what you have, do what you can"? I would love to hear from you.

Best always,

Sunday, February 23, 2014

10 DMTs with 8 more on the horizon (fingers crossed)

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) just published their latest report, MS Research Update, which is an uber useful guide to drug therapies for those of us living with MS. It’s very comprehensive and I strongly urge you to download the report and have a read through it. It includes information on drugs approved by the FDA, experimental therapies and alternatives.

It's incredible to know that there are 10 DMTs (disease modifying therapies) available today with 8 more on the horizon (fingers crossed!). It was not so long ago the choices were only a few (Betaseron just celebrated its 20th anniversary last year).
DMTs available today and (hopefully) tomorrow
Source: "MS Research Update" by MSAA Feb 2014

DMTs available today (FDA approved)
Source: "MS Research Update" by MSAA Feb 2014

DMTs available (hopefully) tomorrow
Source: "MS Research Update" by MSAA Feb 2014

While these therapies don't cure us from MS, it certainly is amazing that we have these available, to slow down the progression of this complicated disease. And, I think the number of therapies will only increase, significantly. Yes! This gives me hope that as we continue to support research and therapies, we will continue to get closer to that cure. 

Download the full MS Research Update here

Take care,

P.S. I hope you enjoy the bar graphs. Please note that all of this information comes directly from the "MS Research Update" published by MSAA in Feb 2014. It does not include other therapeutic strategies (of which there are 10+) or symptom management medications or therapies. I urge you to download the full report to equip yourself with information, research and knowledge about the advancements made with MS therapies. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - supply our own light

- Stanley Kubrick

I came across this quote some months ago and found it to be a great reminder to look to our inner strength, to supply our own light, when things get dark. Do do you relate to this quote? How do you find your light?

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