Friday, 4 May 2012

you oughta know....

MS Week 2012 is drawing to a close.

It's a chance to try and raise awareness about the challenges people with MS often face and is also a chance to raise some much needed money to fund the research that will one day help us find a cure.

The MS Society has made some films to mark the occasion, and as this is a subject close to my heart, I thought I'd share them here instead of listing my earworms as I usually do on a Friday.  The films are an attempt to try and show people what some of the most common symptoms of MS feel like: problems with the loss of feeling in the hands; tight, constricting pain across the chest (the so-called "MS hug"); problems with walking and mobility.  Now, I don't suffer too badly from any of these, although I have got some loss of sensation in my hands and struggle a little bit with some things and I've started to drag my left leg a bit), but I think the films are pretty good and well worth a couple of minutes of anyone's time.

The Boxing Gloves Challenge: put on a pair of boxing gloves and try to make a cup of tea.



This MS Week, join the fightback against multiple sclerosis, by helping fund research to find a cure http://www.msfightback.org.uk

What is it like to live with MS?

MS is destructive and attacks at random. People are usually diagnosed in their 20s or 30s. This film simulates the problems many people with MS have with using their hands, just one of the symptoms they live with every day.

Other MS symptoms include problems with balance, vision, fatigue, bladder, bowel, speech, memory and muscles.

The Corset Challenge: put on a corset and climb the stairs.



This MS Week, join the fightback against multiple sclerosis, by helping fund research to find a cure http://www.msfightback.org.uk

What is it like to live with MS?

MS is destructive and attacks at random. People are usually diagnosed in their 20s or 30s. This film simulates the 'MS Hug' - a tight constricting pain around the chest - just one of the many symptoms people with MS live with every day.

Other MS symptoms include problems with balance, vision, fatigue, bladder, bowel, speech, memory and muscles.

The Wellies Challenge: fill your wellies with sand and walk to the postbox.



This MS Week, join the fightback against multiple sclerosis, by helping fund research to find a cure http://www.msfightback.org.uk

What is it like to live with MS?

MS is destructive and attacks at random. People are usually diagnosed in their 20s or 30s. This film simulates the problems some people with MS have with walking and balance; just one of the symptoms they live with every day.

Other MS symptoms include problems with balance, vision, fatigue, bladder, bowel, speech, memory and muscles.

---

Another date for your diary: it's World MS Day on 30th May... another chance to try and raise awareness and money to fight this damn condition.  It's also another excuse for me to post my favourite video

You have been warned.

As you were.  Enjoy your weekends, y'all.  It's a long one here, and I'm off here for dinner tomorrow. Mmmm.

No comments:

Post a comment