MS, lesions, also known as plaques, are patches of inflammation in the central nervous system in which the nerve cells have been striped of their protective myelin or insulating cover. These demyelinated neurons do not function properly and it is these lesions that give rise to the symptoms of MS.

In relapsing-remitting MS, their is significant recovery as the inflammation dies down. Special maintenance cells called glial cells are responsible for the repair of the damaged nerves. One type of glial cell, called an oligodendrocyte, lays down new myelin and another type, called an astrocyte lays down SCAR tissue.

A STAR is defined as a heavenly body, champion, headliner or a virtuoso. Another definition of a Star is defined as a network whose components are connected to a hub.

My faith in God is my connection and that is how I am "Turning Those MS Scars Into Stars." I am striving to experience the challenge of living with MS as a Blessing, an opportunity to grow in compassion, patience, grace, and love, all of which are blessings - Multiple Blessings Not Multiple Sclerosis!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Motion Therapeutics

Check out this video of an interesting product that appears to solve the problem of balance and movement with MS .

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

MS Awareness 2011 News

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society invites you to share by posting your thoughts on the

MS = Board celebrating MS Awareness Week March 14h - 20th

"People are coming together to share, educate and build awareness about what MS means to them." Read short reflections of others living with MS and be encouraged and inspired.

Please click here to participate and to do your part to help raise awareness!

Don't forget to ware orange this week!