I promised “my people” that I would help them out. I am going to do this by providing them with all the information I got today in an email from the MS Society today (the Multiple Sclerosis Society for those who don’t know). I’ll post all of the relevant content for it here and anyone who is confused can ask me and I will get it to them:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Keep an Eye on Your MS
Can Do MS and National MS Society Webinar Series
Keeping an Eye on Your MS
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
8 p.m. ET/ 7 CT/ 6 MT/ 5 PT/ 3 Hawaii Time
Along with the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord, the eye – in particular, the optic nerve – is part of the central nervous system (CNS). Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the CNS and thus visual problems are very common.
Please be our guest in a discussion of vision problems in MS and resources available for people with low vision. Presenters: M. Tariq Bhatti, MD; Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery and Division Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology from the Duke Eye Center and Duke University Medical Center
Diane B. Whitaker, OD; Division Chief of Vision Rehabilitation at the Duke Eye Center, as they discuss vision problems in MS and resources available for people with low vision.
If anyone knows how to make those of us with MS feel “alright,” or at least better than usual, it would be the people at this webinar. I’m pretty sure it is free to attend: I hope to see many of “my people” there, and if you can’t attend for any reason let me know if you want it, I’ll figure out how to get it to you.
Many of you I doubt I will ever have a chance to meet in person or face-to-face, but none of you ever forget for a second that there are people out there who care, people who WILL make a difference and would never criticize any of your alleged or perceived shortcomings, whether they are caused by this beast on our backs (MS), a personal decision (no judging, ever!), or something else entirely! You are loved and cared for.
For those who don’t know who my people are, I am referring to a group of friends I have accumulated from all over the country. I met these people mainly through the first, and in my opinion the best, support group for multiple sclerosis that I have been involved with.
I am planning on devoting a section of this site strictly to advocacy in relation to multiple sclerosis, how I’m kicking its ass, and anything either I think is helpful, or anything I can find that other MS warriors want, suggest, or even suspect might be useful.
Please feel free to contact me.
The Disabled Scholar – Tim Myers