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It's a #SelfCareAware Soiree!!

  • By Kelly McNamara Keymaster

    As you know, the MS community supports one another in staying healthy and comforting one another when things go awry. Part of staying healthy is engaging in regular self-care. What’s self-care, you ask? Self-care is all about looking after and taking care of yourself – in a healthy way.

    In fact – regular self care has been shown to help people improve their mental health, manage stress, manage pain, and more energy.

    It can be hard to put yourself first and attend to your own needs – and so we want to help support you. That’s why we’re taking the next 14 days to celebrate being #SelfCareAware. We’ll be sharing easy ideas on how you can do it and checking in to remind you!

    In the meantime, tell us:
    What do you do on a regular basis to practice self-care? Share by replying below!

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  • By leoraz6

    The way I practice self care aware is by making my caregiver( boyfriend)
    aware of my desires that day,; this way if there is a slip up he is there to
    Is there to help..Ex: bathing, transfering from scooter to recliner.
    Transfering from toilet to scooter. Preparing meals.
    I have many falls when I don’t wait or call out to my caregiver
    That I need assistance. I need not be embarrassed to ask for help
    help. that is my lesson..

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  • By acalhoun87

    I was diagnosed in 2005. I was told by my physicians at that time, that I most likely would never have symptoms or relapses. I also have RA, Bipolar Disorder and PTSD. I really never thought about my diagnoses again, until 2013.
    Long story short, I was diagnosed with relapsing/remitting MS in April 2013. Along with Thyroid disease and Raynards. I live alone and am solely responsible for all my daily needs. But when I can no longer do that…I have a plan so that I will NEVER be a burden to anyone

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    • By Kelly McNamara Keymaster

      Hi acalhoun87,

      Thanks for sharing with the community! One of writer’s is also managing both MS and RA. You can find her articles here: https://multiplesclerosis.net/author/Lisa-Emrich/.

      Also, we’re so sorry to hear about everything you’re going through but know you’re not alone. There are many resources out there to help with planning and daily needs. Others in the community might be able to share their experiences too. Thanks again for commenting!

      Best,

      Kelly, Community Manager

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