Let's just cut straight to the punch: we're fairly sure Marc's is the best MS blog you can read. Annually garlanded with prizes for his prose, blogger Marc has developed his blog into a must-visit site to learn not only about the latest in MS research, but also about its malignant effects on a brilliant mind. The fortysomething resides in the Big Apple alongside his wife; MS has forced him to use a wheelchair to get around. His posts here are free of bitterness, replacing angst for insight, wit, and joy.
Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RAhttp://www.brassandivory.org/
Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, Lisa faces life's challenges with scrutiny, wisdom, humor, and hope. She is a prominent epatient and blogger who founded the Carnival of MS Bloggers to unite the MS community.
This MS suffering blogger, cute as a button, brings warmth and deep reflection to her plight in every post she composes. As the maternal title implies, she serves as a mother and caregiver to a large brood (6 children and 15 grandchildren), while she attempts to handle a progressive remitting version of the health disorder. She is avidly religious, but she refrains from overdosing her prose in spirituality. Rather, she concentrates on letting readers into MS with an avuncular intelligence.
Everyone Here Is Jim Dandyhttp://everyonehereisjimdandy.blogspot.com/
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, blogger RW enjoys a somewhat more exotic existence in the wake of MS. Diagnosed in 2007, he has since moved to Bali, Indonesia. His new island digs help to keep his mind off of how difficult handling MS can become, and he also finds time to concentrate on his writing and family here. The blog stands out as evidence that multiple sclerosis doesn't always completely restrict your livelihood; sometimes, fighting the disorder can lead to new horizons.
Dan and Jenniferhttp://danandjenniferdigmann.com/
You'd rarely mention the phrases multiple sclerosis and marriage together in the same sentence. Yet these two blogger did just that, when the two MS sufferers fell in love and eventually said "I do." The blog reveals that disease is not the sole source of their bond; Springsteen and fantasy football help to round out their dynamic connection. The couple's inspiring narrative has led to a series of speaking gigs and a loyal readership in awe of their love in the face of illness.
Musings of a Mad Sowhttp://dabble58.blogspot.com/
Tellingly, Canadian blogger Dabble doesn't introduce herself as an MS patient; her career as a nurse and passion for writing, pets, and optimism supersede the illness. Throughout the blog, she exhibits a rage against her plight that anyone afflicted with ailment must own as well; she just happens to express that anger a bit more eloquently than most. Readers can expect a completely honest, sometimes victriolic portrait of a woman who wants to annihilate MS and ensure it never returns.
This blog examines the biotech industry's contribution to the hunt for an MS cure. The latest news from the FDA and research company findings serves as the main fodder.
Living Day to Day with Multiple Sclerosishttp://livingdaytodaywithmultiplesclerosis.blogspot.com/
Tara rails against this mostly invisible ailment while handling her husband and children. Her blog functions as the diary where she compiles her latest MS research finds.
Caring and Sharinghttp://mortonlake-caring-and-sharing.blogspot.com/
Mort battles a number of ailments in addition to MS: arthritis, heart attacks, and caring for his ill mother. Despite the discomfort, these posts find him expressing happiness.