Thank you MS!

Happy Friday,

It may seem strange, but MS is not all bad.

Because of MS:

-I have adopted a healthy diet

-Exercise more than ever

-Am stronger willed than ever, and am a much happier person with a positive outlook

-Have met some of the most incredible people who I never would have met

So thank you MS!!!

Enjoy your day,

Ray

Just do it!

Happy Sunday,

Sixty miles on Minuteman Bike MS ride!  It may not seem like much to a healthy person, but for someone with MS, it’s major!

Never tell someone with MS that they can’t do something, because WE WILL!

These Bike MS events have motivated me to apply for grants to get Ti-trikes to help others with MS just do it & ride!

The feeling of freedom is life changng.

I need to rest today

Enjoy your day,

Ray

Riding a recumbent trike with MS!

Happy Saturday,

I got a recumbent trike to ride in Bike MS events.  After not being on a bicycle in over 6 year because of bad balance, I am able to ride again.  Talk about exhilarating!  OMG!  The feeling of freedom is beyond words.  So many people with MS say,”I can’t ride.”  With a power assist not power driven TI-Trike, I bet you can!

In conjunction with CT adaptive cycling, we are applying to serveral pharmaceutical companies to get 20 Ti-Trikes, a trailer & truck so we can bring bicycles to BikeMS rides around the country so that people with MS that want to ride, CAN!  This will be part of the MS-GO national awareness tour.

Enjoy the day,

Ray

Well, Its about time. 400,000 people in US with MS revisited.

Happy Thursday,

The MS community has stopped saying that MS is an orphan disease.

The study said around 400,000 people in the US have MS.  My educated guess that it’s over 1 million.  The original number is based on a study done in 1975, over 40 years ago!  The NMSS is curently doing a new study that should be completed by the end of the summer.

With better diagnoses & more people admitting that they have MS, the number is going to be way up.  That means a whole bunch of Mighty Strong people!

Enjoy your day,

Ray

Use it or lose it!

Happy Sunday,

A friend of mine runs aquatic exercise classes for people with rumetoid arthritis.  She says that she sees people move after class move noticably better.  The same holds true for most chronic health conditions.  So even though it may be hard & painful to move, you need to do something every day.

Enjoy your day,

Ray

Early Interention & treatment

Happy Friday,

All of the information in recent years talks about getting a diagnosis & treatment plan ASAP.  Many people experience symptoms way before they a definative diagnosis of MS so the faster you assemble YOUR healthcare team, the less time MS can progress untreated.

Be your own advocated & push for answers!

Enjoy your day,

Ray

Possible role of diet in MS

Happy Wednesday,

Much of the researching going on is focused on the microbiomes in the gut of people with MS.  More studies focused on diet to reduce iflammation are being done now.  This seems to put more importance  on a healthy diet for us MSers.

Enjoy you day,

Ray