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What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.



Today is my birthday.

My legs ache.

Today is my birthday.

My eyes hurt.

Today is my birthday.

I have MS.

Today is my birthday.

#ThisIsMS. Let’s celebrate!

No matter what ailments plague me on this day, I plan to celebrate existence, with or without the Monster’s participation. In fact, I might even buy the poor fellow a drink. He works hard, but I keep shooting him down.

Why? Because the MonSter is not worth my time today. I have life to live this weekend.

We all need to take time to celebrate ourselves, not just on a birthday.

The NMSS claims to be Changing the world for people affected by MS since 1946 — during MS Awareness Week and every day.

In the spirit of this national support group, MS Warriors are also responsible for changing the complexion of the MonSter (no fake tans, please) during MS Awareness Week and every day.

That’s not to say we are celebrating the disease.

We are celebrating OURSELVES for standing (or sitting) firm and not allowing the MonSter bring us down. #ThisIsMS might be a great hashtag for YouTube videos, but #MSDoesNotDefineMe is more accurate.

Get up and do something for yourself this weekend. You are worth celebrating.

Have a great weekend!!!!!

This is the song I’m gonna sing at my enemy’s funeral (MonSter)one day :)


Lisa, Lady With the Cane




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July 1, 2001, six months after the birth of my only child, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.