monster arms around a woman's waist

The Hug

The “MS hug” is a hard-to-explain symptom that affects people with MS who experience a painful tightening around their torso or another part of the body. In her latest comic, Brooke imagines her MS as an invisible person creeping up behind her and squeezing her with the hug, causing her to lose her breath and thwarting an actual hug from a partner or friend.

four panel comic by Brooke Pelczynski

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