Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week
Early on in this game, I have been playing, the doctors first threw around Multiple Sclerosis. At that time my symptoms fit MS pretty much like a glove. The fatigue (which I still have); the walking (Giat) difficulties (which I still have); the numbness and tingling sensations (which I still have); spasticity (yep, still have that); weakness (bingo); vision problems (yep still dealing with that)l dizziness (you guessed it); pain (of course); cognitive problems (yes, still playing in the realm); emotional changes (of course I still have those); depression (at times); speech problems (yep, swallowing problems (shockingly yes I have this); tremors (yes sir, present and accounted for); seizures (no, that is something I don’t have) and so on. Come to think of it my symptoms still fix, but the MRIs do not show any lesions on my brain (yes Mom, I do have a brain) so they have ruled out MS.
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a long-lasting disease that can affect your brain, spinal cord, and the optic nerves in your eyes. … MS happens when your immune system attacks a fatty material called myelin, which wraps around your nerve fibers to protect them.
Depending on the source, there are somewhere between 400,000 to several million cases of MS in the US. I tend to lean towards the larger number since I personally know a half dozen or more myself.
Some famous people with
J K Rowling’s (author of the Harry Potter stories) mother
Gloria Estefan’s (singer) father
Montel Williams – talk show host and actor
Sharon Summerall – model (married to Don Henley (singer with The Eagles)
Kelly Sutton – racing driver
Richard Pryor – comedian and actor
David “Squiggy” Landers – actor in the American TV show “Laverne & Shirley,”
David Humm – NFL quarterback, Oakland Raiders
Eddie Vedder’s (Pearl Jam) father
Stone Phillips’ (Dateline NBC) wife
Hal Ketchum – Country & Western Singer
David “Squiggy” Lander – actor in the American TV show “Laverne & Shirley,”
Teri Garr – Actress (Young Frankenstein, Tootsie, Close Encounters, and others)
Annette Funicello – singer, dancer, former Mouseketeer