A Conversation About Multiple Sclerosis With My Family (Paperback)
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auto immune disease that affects people usually when they are in their early twenties. Women are twice as likely to be affected by the disease.
MS affects the brain and spinal cord. The immune system attacks the protective nerve covering called Myelin. This leads to a disruption between the communication from your brain and the body. The person who has MS may experience a variety of symptoms like loss of vision, tiredness, loss of feeling, weakness and walking difficulties to name but a few.
There is no cure for M.S.
This story is as a conversation between a father and his family. It deals with the frustrations the family deal with when exposed to the father's MS symptoms.
Increasingly aware of this the father is determined to teach his family a lesson about MS and why he sometimes acts differently to other fathers.
The story has many facts about MS explained for children.
MS is introduced to his children as being just another member of the family that requires to be loved and managed well.
Life's humbling mystery, love and its resilience to the unknown suffering.
These are the small victories that father's affected with MS deal with.
This is a true story that offers a lived experience dealing with these challenges and blessings.