My World

Bring your world closer to you, to a size that’s just right. Here you’ll find some great tips to better navigate your world, optimize your living space and interact with others.

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Help is Out There, So Go Find It

Help is Out There, So Go Find It

Anyone with a chronic disease will have those days when it just all seems overwhelming. This is certainly true for those living with MS. If you’re struggling to cope with fatigue or dealing with new symptoms, it might help you to talk to someone else who understands what you’re going through. While it can be difficult to seek help, especially…

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Heading Out? Map it Out

Heading Out? Map it Out

Sometimes just heading out of the house can seem like a project in and of itself. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as long as you have your “system” together. Try these helpful tips for taking your show on the road: Map Out Your Day Make a list of each place you want to hit, and what you…

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Luggage: Schlepping Versus Shipping

Traveling light on any trip is always a good idea, but sometimes it’s just not an option. Whether you’re going on an extended vacation, packing golf clubs, or visiting family for the holidays, you can avoid a considerable amount of heavy lifting—and extra fees—by shipping your luggage and bulky items 2-3 days ahead of time. There are a lot of…

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Talking to the People You Love

Talking to the People You Love

Telling others in your life that you have MS is not an easy subject to broach, but telling those closest to you the truth about having MS gives you an opportunity to strengthen your relationships with them. It also gives you the chance to help them understand what MS is, what to expect, and how they can potentially help. Some…

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Adherence Self Assessment

Adherence is the practice of following through, which is crucial when it comes to taking your medications. With this helpful checklist, you can evaluate yourself to see if you’re as committed to your medication plan as you need to be.

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Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

You’re only a victim of MS if you allow yourself to be. So don’t! Your journey starts with self-education. Because the more you know, the more choices you have. Better grab your reading glasses. Learn, learn, learn. The knowledge you gain about MS is your greatest weapon in the fight against this disease. And what use is a powerful weapon…

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Taking Care of Business

Tables. Sometimes, it’s helpful to see how someone else copes in a situation similar to yours. This table shows a number of strategies developed by people with MS and how they apply these strategies. Ask yourself the tough questions. Use the checklist in the second table to evaluate everything thoroughly. If an outside opinion is needed, you’ll also find a…

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Take Part In Decisions About Your Treatment

Take Part In Decisions About Your Treatment

The best way to learn about your medications is to ask questions. Pick your doctor’s brain about the what, why and when. Arm yourself with as much information as possible, so you can stay in control of your treatment plan and ultimately, make better choices along the way. Here are a few guidelines for your Q&A:  Weigh your options.   What are…

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Launch your Game Plan

Launch your Game Plan

Change is a-comin’. Instead of turning away, run towards it, arms open and ready for whatever comes your way. Because even though you don’t have control over your diagnosis, you do have control over how you react to it. And there’s no better reaction than the loud rallying cry of “Bring it on!” There are lots of ways to make…

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Globetrottin’ Tips

Dust off that suitcase. It’s time for a VACATION! But before you start sightseeing, set your sights on these travel tips that’ll help make your trip hassle-free. Here are five simple tips to make your vacation smooth sailing. Or flying. Or driving. Well, you get the idea. Download the PDF below that includes helpful tools for planning your trip, packing and travel…

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