Avoiding Typhoid Mary

MS Caregiver Sharing

Have you heard of Typhoid Mary?

Mary Mallon or Mary Brown (she used both names) worked as a cook and harbored the typhoid bacteria in her gallbladder. Wherever she worked, the families in those households became sick, and many died, but Mary herself never became ill.

Authorities believed that Mary infected over 50 people with typhoid, several of whom died. They met with her and explained that she probably carried the germ in her gallbladder. When asked to stop working as a cook voluntarily, Mary refused because she did not believe in the germ theory. She asked, “How can I be a carrier if I have never been sick?”

Continue reading at: https://multiplesclerosis.net/caregiver/immunocompromised-protection/

to find out more about why I have to avoid people who might be sick to protect Lynn from getting sick.

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The Basics.. Respect

A new blog I’ve found and thought a few of my fellow MS folks might enjoy also.

Hi Friends! Happy NYE!!!!!

We are this close to saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019! I pray that you all have a safe evening and your new year kicks off to a good start.

Respect. We all chat about it and need to have it. Many have the philosophy that respect should be given while others believe that respect is earned. I believe it’s both.

As a fellow Human being I believe we should respect each other. Meaning, I should respect your space, family dynamics, culture, physical capabilities etc. Our society has gotten to a place where people can’t be themselves without someone being out of order. Many people have a target on their back just for “looking” different or being different from the marginal lines and it really sucks. So in order for you to respect me, I need to respect you as well.

On the contrary…

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The Journey Begins – The Pursuit of Joy Blog (reblog)

Hey everyone, anyone? Or just me! I’m Hannah and I am on a pursuit to find joy in life as things have been tough lately. Don’t get me wrong, I have a roof over my head, I have a loving …

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Multiple Sclerosis and migraines | Multiple experienceS

I’ve suffered from migraines for over 15 of my 21 years of having MS. I remember when I got the first one. I was driving home from a meeting that was close to one of the NY airports and I was in major…

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Still intermittent fasting 7 months later | Multiple experienceS

I am still doing this all these months later. I now eat between the hours of 11-7. I also don’t usually drink my coffee until 11 as well. The truth is I haven’t lost weight from this but I haven’t…

Source: Still intermittent fasting 7 months later | Multiple experienceS

Rituxan instead of Ocrevus | Multiple experienceS

Going to see my neurologist, on my mind was questions of whether to stay on Ocrevus. I felt if I was still declining so much why be on a drug that can come with some serious side effects.

Source: Rituxan instead of Ocrevus | Multiple experienceS

Biking for a World Free MS | Multiple experienceS

Why We Want to Create a World Free of MS 9! years ago, when I said I wanted to ride 30 Miles for an MS Bikeathon, my step-but-real sister Jamie said “I…

Source: Biking for a World Free MS | Multiple experienceS

Football, Food, and Fibromyalgia: Finding Joy In The Simple Things

Reclaiming HOPE

Football, Food, And Fibromyalgia: Finding Joy In The Simple Things, https://reclaiminghope.blogSo yesterday was the official start of football season in our house. I think it technically started last Thursday, but we only watch the games when one of our teams is playing. We have a divided household (I’m a Panthers fan, hubby’s a Giants fan) so when either team is playing, you can find us in front of the TV rooting for whoever’s team is playing. It only gets ugly if they play each other. 😂

Whenever we have a game, I make some kind of snacks. Yesterday it was simple — I put some wings in the air fryer then tossed them in sauce when they came out, and made cold spinach dip with veggies. Sometimes I cook something that’s a little more labor-intensive, but it’s not really what we’re eating or even the football game that’s important. What’s important is that we’re able to spend some time together…

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Weight, Multiple Sclerosis and me | Multiple experienceS

I had my physical yesterday and brought up my favorite topic, weight. Once again I put on a couple of pounds. This has been a very frustrating year for me when it came to weight. My doctor finally…

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Review – 31 Days of Expressive Writing for Chronic Illness and Pain

Being Lydia!

“I have been given this course as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although this course was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.”

“31 Days of Expressive Writing for Chronic Illness and Pain” is an online course from Esther at Life In Slow Motion. The course gives you 10 – 15-minute journaling assignments to help you work through your feelings, grief, and other personal responses to life with chronic illness and/or pain.

I have to say that this was an experience far beyond what I expected, in a very positive way. It taught me that I wasn’t as “okay” with my health situation as I thought I was. And it also showed me that as a writer, I wasn’t using my skills to help me. I use my blog to share my stories…

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