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The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part IV-To go or not to go: A Personal Battle

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As the date for the camp drew near, I felt myself getting more and more apprehensive. I reached out to friends and family searching for a solution to my thoughts and feelings.

Posted by Jess May 25, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part III: The Ongoing Battle of Acceptance

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Up until that day I thought I had a good handle on my MS diagnosis. Up until today, I thought I’ve learned to accept it. I have not.

Posted by Jess May 18, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part II: The Unexpected Wake-up Call

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A very interesting thing happened to me this week. My boss who was previously unaware of my condition approached me randomly at work to vent about her current workload. She spoke to me of taking some time off of work in two weeks to volunteer at a weekend MS camp to show her support for a 20 year old young man that she has thought of for years as an adopted son. She told me that this particular young man was diagnosed with MS at the very young age of 15, and is currently in a wheelchair.

Posted by Jess May 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 6 Comments

The Up & Down Emotions of a Diagnosis Part I: Some Things are Harder to Accept than Others

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Some of you may have read some of my previous blogs about my personal struggle with being diagnosed with the debilitating disease of MS (multiple sclerosis) at the age of 22. Fortunately for me, most people don’t know about my diagnosis even though not a day goes by that I don’t think about it or am reminded of it.

Posted by Jess May 11, 2011 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Beating Multiple Sclerosis before it Beats You

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Multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to be diagnosed with at a young age. You don’t know when it will take its full toll on you, if ever. I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago at the age of 22. Even till this day, not a lot of people know I have the disease. I have relapsing remitting, so I rarely show signs of the condition, and when I do have symptoms I try to keep them to myself and hide them the best that I can. It isn’t that I’m insecure of having the condition; it’s that I don’t want anyone to have pity on me or treat me any different than before.

Posted by Jess Mar 09, 2011 Posted in Disability 8 Comments

No Matter the Outcome; Individuals Continue to Beat MS

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The National MS Society just completed a campaign called, “We Keep Moving.” A team of 3 individuals diagnosed with MS traveled to 10 different locations around the United States interviewing people that were diagnosed with MS based on a nation-wide vote. The individuals ranged from a 19 year old girl that was diagnosed at the age of 15 to a man that has lived with MS for over 30 years.

Posted by Jess Mar 02, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Receiving a Diagnosis

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Receiving a diagnosis that you have a permanent, debilitating disease is devastating. No matter what the diagnosis, you have to endure the words, “You have _______.” Those words are probably the hardest 3 words you may ever be faced with in your life or have already had the dreadful experience of being faced with. For me, I heard the words, “You have MS.” They were the hardest 3 words I ever had to endure.

Posted by Jess Feb 14, 2011 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What College Students Think about Forced Termination of Pregnancy When There is a Diagnosed Disability

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Undergraduates were given extensive readings on abortion and the law, in a disability rights course. Here are their thoughts after completing the unit.

Posted by Tanya Dec 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments