Last night it took me forever to fall asleep. On nights like that, I wonder which came first: the thoughts of what to blog, or the inability to sleep. Which begets which.
First on my list of things to share:
MS and Celebrities in the news
Montel Williams (former talk show host and living with MS) was on Oprah on March 17. I missed it, but I was able to read some of the transcript from the show. This is a summary of what I read: Montel's MS is pain. Excrutiating, knife stabbing pain...recently spread to his face. From his shins to his feet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
That's the thing with MS...it is different for every one who lives with the disease. We can all share bits of pieces of similar experiences, feelings, and emotions...but the whole package experience is different.
Montel fears waking up one morning, and being unable to walk.
This, I think, is something common to many of us who live with MS. Statisically, it won't happen to even half of us, but the possibility, and therefore the fear, exists.
Montel has MS. It does not have him, and he will not give in to it.
And now on to another celebrity...
The 'Amazing Race's' Phil Keoghan is set to bike across the US (Santa Monica to New York City) to raise awareness and money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Previously active in "Bike MS", Phil has a cousin with MS. His ride through particular cities will correspond with that cities Bike MS rally. It's a 3500 mile journey, averaging 100 miles per day.
Phil Rides Across America
And for those of you who aren't interested in the whole website, I have highlighted the "why" in the link below:
Phil's take on MS, taken from the above website
Well, that's all for now.