Potty Mouth

By Caroline Kyriakou Since my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis over 6 years ago, I have read many books about the disease. My favorite type of MS books to read are autobiographies. When I didn’t know anyone with MS, I found these books comforting, hearing someone tell me their story. I …

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Using My Handicap Placard For MS

This past November I brought my first car at the age of 32. I absolutely love having a car and am so thankful that I am able to drive. That being said, sometimes walking from my car to places has caused some trouble, especially in the hot weather Boston has …

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Heat and MS Do Not Mix!

There is a heat wave in a large portion of the US and Boston is no exception. My MS does not like this one bit! Today is worst of the days so far, being 98 degrees and extremely humid. I must say on these kinds of days, I really do …

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Sometimes MS makes me feel older than my age

by Caroline Kyriakou Since being diagnosed with MS in 2006, there are changes I have had to make to my life. For me, they have been fairly easy to make, but it did take some time to figure out what needed to happen. Mostly the changes have had to do …

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Bean’s Blog ~ Celebrities With MS

by Caroline Kyriakou Recently it was announced that Jack Osbourne has Multiple Sclerosis.  I am sorry to hear that he has MS, but I am glad that he has shared his diagnosis with the world and is bringing attention to MS. Unfortunately in the media coverage for Jack Osbourne’s diagnosis, …

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Bean’s Blog ~ Tysabri – My MS Therapy

by Caroline Kyriakou I switched my MS therapy to Tysabri in 2008.  I had been on Avonex for a year and a half and finally had found somewhat of a routine with the weekly shots.  I became more comfortable after finding out about a prescription numbing cream and slowly had …

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Bean’s Blog ~ Miracle Cream for Injectable MS Pharmaceuticals

by Caroline Kyriakou It came to be known to me as the Miracle Cream! When I was first diagnosed with MS in 2006, I didn’t know anything about it. I learned quickly through books and the internet. I was disappointed that the only MS therapies available were injectables. I really …

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Bean’s Blog ~ An Introduction

Welcome to my first blog! My name is Caroline, but my nickname is Bean (hence Bean’s Blog) and I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2006. My 6 year anniversary is coming up in July. Usually people celebrate anniversaries, but I think I will skip the balloons and cake. (Ok, …

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