Tuesday, March 03, 2009

March Is My Month

March - Disaboom drafts
March is my month. Well, actually, it is National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month. MS has totally changed the direction of my life, and friends and family and the public at large do not understand. There are so many things I do not know either, so March is my month. In addition, March 2 - 9 is MS Awareness Week. The National MS Society (NMSS) recognizes companies for boosting the movement’s visibility during this week.

Why do we need awareness? Although many people have heard of MS, most people do not know much about it. I read in the current issue of Ability magazine* about one man's experience with an ophthalmologist who had misconceptions. The doctor, checking Charlie's optic neuritis, told him he had MS so he was dying. Charlie was stunned.


Herrad said...

Hi Vicki,

How dreadful for Charlie to be told of his immnent death like that.

I am constantly amazed at the insensitivity of people in the medical profession.

Hopefully this will change over time.
Good luck with your efforts to change things for the better.


cimmonz said...

Thanks for highlighting the Our Heart Greeting Wave of Awareness, Vicki! ...and for all you do to lift the burden of multiple sclerosis! ...if it weren't for friends like you who have been fighting for years, we might not have some of the understandings, and treatments now available.

together we CAN and we DO reduce the negative impacts of MS!

blessings be yours, vicki!