Not everyone is blessed with good health.
There, saying that, I will say, at this moment, I am very fortunate to have good health. However, my mother was not so lucky. Somewhere around the age of 43, my Mama was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. When she found out, it was like a closet was open & all of this stuff came tumbling out. The variety of sicknesses she had throughout the past 20 years, finally made sense. She had bouts with chronic kidney infections, back problems, fatigue, tingling sensations, & weakness. Sometimes these things would put her in the hospital. Once she was diagnosed, it’s like a light went off. That’s what all those things were, over the years….. MS. Sadly, back in the 70s & 80s, there was not a lot known about MS. The day the neurologist told her she had MS, is seared in my mind. I was 15 years old & in the waiting room, with my grandmother, when Mama & Daddy came out the door of the doctor’s office. She was crying, which she did not normally do in front of people. Daddy was helping her along, because she was having an episode of this stuff & could not walk very well. She had some pamphlets & said the doctor told her she had MS. Good Lord, we didn’t know what that was or how to find out what it was. We had a medical book of sorts, that had symptoms in the front & diseases in the back. She found a short one page explanation about Multiple Sclerosis in it. Other than things in newspapers & magazines, that was all the information we had (and there wasn’t a whole lot of that.) Remember, this was long before the internet.
Thank the Lord for people like Maggie & her bunch at Healthline. Healthline is a wonderful resource to check symptoms, find information about specific illnesses, and share with others your journey of afflictions. This has a team of REAL doctors that “reviews every original article that contains medical information for accuracy, appropriateness of medical language, and proper characterization of the findings. An editor then edits the article for style, flow, punctuation, and readability. Finally, the story moves from editing to publishing, where it is converted to HTML and published to the site.” If I have a question, in the middle of the night, when I can’t talk to my doctor, this is the kind of place I would like to be. Healthline has a lot of different resources to offer folks. The website is not just for sicknesses, but also how to stay well. Most importantly, it has a wonderful section covering Multiple Sclerosis. My Mama lived 15 years, after she was diagnosed. I would have loved to have had access to this, when she was living. However, it is a terrific tool for us to use now. Early detection of Multiple Sclerosis is a great thing. It gives you so many more opportunities for treatment. Maggie contacted me & asked if I would be interested in adding Healthline as a resource on my blog. “Well, thank you, Maggie, I would be tickled to death.” I am going to put a link to this website to my side bar. That way, if you forget what the name of the awesome website is, you can always come to visit my blog & find it on my page.
I appreciate you stopping by today to hear about this newfound resource of mine. I believe we should take care of each other. If we can’t do that what good are we?? Jesus said Love thy neighbor as thyself (Mark 12:31) & I love ya’ll! That’s why I could not wait to pass this on to you. Hope you are having a good day. As for me, I have to be going, because I should be washing clothes.