I am a person living with Multiple Sclerosis. I am not a medical professional nor do I intend to provide any medical advice to anyone. Please see your general physician or neurologist if you have any health care concerns.
Information found on this web site is my personal experience and research but it does not represent therapeutic recommendations or advice and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, research or treatment. For specific information and counsel, you should consult your general physician prior to taking any action.
My intention is to provide accurate information from the perspective of an informed patient. With the exception of a couple of sites, I found no single source for the kind of information that I wanted to know when I was diagnosed with ms. This is the kind of web site that I wanted to see when I was first diagnosed.
All my data derives from respected medical textbooks or reliable medical internet sources. I am very concerned that what I write here is factually correct to the best of medical science's knowledge. If you find anything here that is factually incorrect, please contact me. I cannot answer personal health queries - you should discuss these with your general physician or neurologist.
It is my belief that knowledge is power and that people with MS, or any other disease for that matter, should have the option to be actively involved in their own healthcare. They should not be dictated to by an "expert" who may, for a number of reasons, not fully involve the patient in the decision making process.
In order to take part in these decisions, it is vital that we are well informed and continue to be. We see things differently then the doctors do. We actually have the disease and the unpredictably that directly affects our lives. We have the right to dictate our own health care choices using medical professionals purely as advisors.