What would help make a MS Self Help Group more exciting and appealing ? When you read the phrase MS Self Help Group, what thought first comes to mind? What are some of your concerns on attending a Self Help Group meeting? Would you like to only attend meetings with people who have similar abilities or disabilities? Are you comfortable sharing with Caregivers attending your SHG (Self Help Group) meeting or would you prefer MS patients only? Do you fear sharing your diagnosis in the SHG because of a lack of privacy? Would you rather SHG meetings were held by a professional speaker on an educational format only? What do you think of groups that restrict their attendance by gender or age?
In researching the story of Humpty Dumpty for this blog I found that the original Humpty Dumpty was actually a large cannon that was sat on top of a wall, not a obese person portrayed as a cartoon egg that topples to the ground and is shattered! In fact, the fortress wall the cannon was seated upon was toppled and the protection and advantage that the cannon afforded in battle was lost. The historical event of the siege of the city of Colchester in 1648, is fact. Read the entire story. But as the poem goes,
No one was able to get the cannon back on top of another part of the wall. Likewise the uniqueness of a Self Help Group is You gather information and You gain understanding about coping with Ms from what others share, Medical Professionals as well as other Patients. We are responsible for our own well being, that's why the meetings are called "Self Help" Group.We may have broken Nerve Axons, see Myoptumhealth.com, but we are not cracked and broken fragile eggs!
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