Laura Kolaczkowski

About Laura Kolaczkowski

Laura is active in the national and local MS community, facilitating patient programs including MS research and an MS Aquatics program. She is also a presence on the internet at MS patient sites and maintains her blog at Laura has a particular research interest in the use of internet information by people with MS and how that knowledge is shared in the patient-doctor relationship.

By Laura Kolaczkowski - May 10, 2013
In 2008 I had a myocardial infarction due to vasospasm of unknown origin. In other words, I had a heart attack that couldn’t be explained through normal reasons and tests. My arteries... READ MORE

By Laura Kolaczkowski - May 2, 2013
Some of the terminology in  Multiple Sclerosis bothers me a lot, particularly because we don’t have our own medical vocabulary and many of the words we use  don’t clearly tell what the... READ MORE

By Laura Kolaczkowski - March 29, 2013
Diagnosing and treating MS always includes questions about balance because that is a common problem, and the doctors regularly ask about any recent trips or falls. This is a disease that can make even the strongest of us walk at times like we have been on an all-night bender, weaving left and right to get to our goal.

By Laura Kolaczkowski - March 17, 2013
More than a few people have told me their story of how Multiple Sclerosis has affected them and their relationships.  At those times when MS gives me the blues, I think of... READ MORE

By Laura Kolaczkowski - March 13, 2013
Perusing, my eye wanders to a heading at the top of the page that asks ‘What is MS?” and I immediately thought ‘now that’s the million dollar question!’ Beyond being the... READ MORE

By Laura Kolaczkowski - March 12, 2013
It can be annoying when a child around the age of 5 discovers the joy of repeating a knock-knock joke over and over - we continue to smile each time it is repeated and we laugh to encourage their engagement with learning this social skill.

By Laura Kolaczkowski - March 6, 2013
Look around the calendar and you will find the months littered with colors, all intended to raise awareness for a specific cause. You would have to live under a rock to not... READ MORE