WHO GETS MS

The Shane Project Explains!

Who Gets MS?

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Statistics show that people are usually diagnosed with MS between the ages of 20 and 50, however MS can strike at any age, even in children as young as 2years. Available data suggests that about 100,000 people in the UK have MS with Scotland having the highest number of affected individuals per capital compared to the rest of the world.

 

Sensory problems, visual problems, fatigue, dizziness, pain/spasms, loss of muscle strength, sexual problems, balance & coordination problem, bladder & bowel problems.

 

Is there a Cure for MS?

 

There is at present no known cure but drugs are available to help control the symptoms:

  • Steroids
  • Disease Modifying Drugs

 

They relieve and help you to deal with your symptoms.

 

 

 

Is MS Contagious?

 

MS is not contagious and although it cannot yet be cured, it’s not terminal or a life threatening illness.

 

Diagnosed with MS or

Caring for Someone with MS?

 

Diagnose with MS or Care for Someone with MS?

 

Call today and help fight

 

MS.....TOGETHER 0208 884 6630

 

Join us at our Monthly Network Club

 

When: Every Last Friday of each month

 

Where: Edmonton Baptist Church, Monmouth Road,

Edmonton N9 0LS

 

Time: 9:30-1pm

Living My Life

 

I live with a disease they call MS. If you ask me, they should call it the pits. At times, it’s a struggle to make it through the day. But, I know I’ll make it, in my own way. I keep trying and struggling and giving it my best. I hope through my tears and efforts; I’ll pass this test.

 

Read on

This test as I see it is to accept what life gives us and to turn every failure into a great big plus. We can only do this by learning from past mistakes. God gives the ability to have what this takes We all have our problems we live with these days. We each learn to deal with them in our own way.

 

What works for one may not work for all. We each should have the right to make our own call.

 

I smoke marijuana to control my disease. I refuse to allow my disease to control me. The lawyers and doctors are arguing their cases. While people like me are scared to show our real faces. We can’t get good jobs, because we can’t pass the drug tests, even though we’re hard workers, willing to give it our best.

 

Until the day comes when they find a cure for my disease, I feel I should be able to use what works for me. I should be able to do this with my head held high and not be made to feel like I have to live a lie.

GET IN TOUCH WITH THE SHANE PROJECT

0208 884 6330 / 07910240683

enquiries@shaneproject.org.uk

 

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