Multiple Sclerosis and My Life
My father died of Multiple Sclerosis. So did my grandmother.
Now, technically those statements are not true. Doctors will tell you that Multiple Sclerosis is not fatal. And doctors are technically correct.
But the effect of Multiple Sclerosis on both my father and on my grandmother was that they died.
She died of an accidental fall before I was born. I never got to meet her.
My father died of pneumonia, as a complication of hip replacement surgery, necessary as a result of a fall.
So you see, although Multiple Sclerosis was technically not the "cause of death" in either case, they both died of Multiple Sclerosis.
Recently, while searching for appropriate Webrings to join, I encountered the Multiple Sclerosis Webring. I thought I'd join to express my support.
Then I discovered that it isn't a general support Webring. Rather, it is only for websites and web pages that offer something of value related to Multiple Sclerosis: personal stories, information and links to other relevant sites.
So, I withdrew my "application" and began seriously to develop a new page on my site for Multiple Sclerosis.
Because I am "obsessive/compulsive", I didn't just create one page. I ended up creating an entire section of my website. It is one of the sections of which I am most proud.
In September 2000, Yahoo! assimilated the Original WebRing system. The original ringmaster of the Multiple Sclerosis Webring decided to shut it down. At the time it was shut down, it had more than 250 members. Instead, she has created a Yahoo! Club: Unii's Multiple Sclerosis Club.
Though it has no relevance to anything, I found it interesting that the original ringmaster of the Multiple Sclerosis Webring and I share a birthday . . . years apart to be sure, but still shared.
Recently, several people have written me asking about my MS. And their questions and comments made it clear that I wasn't clear. I am not currently diagnosed with MS and have no MS symptoms. I didn't create this section because of any direct personal experience with MS. I created it for my father and grandmother.
Multiple Sclerosis Pages On My Site
Multiple Sclerosis Links and Resources: A boatload of links. Wazillions of links. And a few more. But . . . Even though there are many links here, these are not all the links. Be sure to check the other sections for the specialty links. ««»»
General Medical Sites and Other Resources: Not specifically related to Multiple Sclerosis, but offering general medical information. Many feature search engines to locate Multiple Sclerosis information or Multiple Sclerosis sections within their site. ««»»
Guest Article: Social Security and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Applying for Social Security Disability with Multiple Sclerosis: A guest article by John Dowling, the Senior editor of Social Security Disability Help. ««»»
Guest Article: Stem Cells Showing Great Promise in Remyelinization: A guest article by Daryl Clayton Kennedy. ««»»
A Measure of Time - My Life With MS: This book by Lauren Singer is available directly from the author. This page on my site provides a tiny amount of publicity for this book. By the way, her dog is named Fred Huggins. ««»»
As for Tomorrow I Cannot Say: 33 Years with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Diana Neutze. ««»»
Life on Cripple Creek - essays on Living with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Dean Kramer. ««»»
My Story: A Photographic essay on Life with Multiple Sclerosis: I review this book by Amelia Davis. ««»»
When the Road Turns - Inspirational Stories About People with MS: I review this book by Margot Russell. ««»»
This topic is just a part of my overall website. After you check out this topic, you might like to explore the rest of my site and get to know me better. I recommend that you start with my "Home" Page, then go to the "Front Door", then to "Stuff About Me" and finally, just explore the site. The buttons on the left will take you there.
Many webmasters only want people to link to the "primary" page of a website. I have a different view.
Because of the importance of Multiple Sclerosis to me I actually encourage other Multiple Sclerosis sites to link directly to my Multiple Sclerosis pages. Click here to find out my special requests for linking to my Multiple Sclerosis pages.
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