Like every other week day, I got out of bed on December 14, 2005, and proceeded to get ready for work. While fixing my coffee at the kitchen counter, however, things began to change. All of a sudden, my feet began to tingle as if they were asleep. The sensation began to creep slowly up my legs and in a matter of only thirty minutes I was sprawled out on the dining room floor.
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The Florida Walk-Run-N-Roll took place on May 11th, 2013 to honor Sarah Robbins. Sarah was stricken with transverse myelitis in November of 2011 at the age of 9 and became paralyzed from the waist down as a result. Ron Raulerson was one of the participants during the walk and wanted to share his experience with the TMA Community.
On July 15th, 2011, I became paralyzed from above my chest area (that is the T4 area of the spinal column) down to my feet. Within minutes I went from being a happy and healthy person to a paraplegic that was in danger of having my breathing stop at any moment although there was never any shortness of breath or loss of consciousness.
I’d like to share just a snapshot of my life before Transverse Myelitis (a disease that affects approximately 1400 people per year in the U.S.) and what it looks like since this disease attacked my body. Just about a year ago, I was feeling the best I had felt in a number of years. I […]
My husband has a favourite restaurant, which is set in the beautiful hill area of Clent in the rolling green Worcestershire countryside, some ten miles from our home.
Today I’m going to talk about pain. To be legal, I have to remind you that I am not a medical professional. NEVER stop taking a medication, add a medication or change anything in your medical regime without consulting your doctor. That includes over the counter meds.
Dr. Carlos Pardo, Maureen Mealy and other members of the Medical and Scientific Committee from the Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center (JHTMC) in Baltimore, MD shared their latest research at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in San Diego in March 2013 as poster presentations.
I’ve been giving a lot of thought recently to time – or rather, our individual concepts of the passing of time. Before my first TM attack I had a very full working week . I was brought up in a household with both parents in full time employment and my mother, in particular, worked very […]
We all hear about stories, studies and trials all over the world that sound promising, even miraculous when it comes to the use of stem cells to recover function. What does this mean for diseases like transverse myelitis? Why don’t we have a study in our patient population? What does the future look like?
The Johns Hopkins Transverse Myelitis Center (JHTMC) is excited to announce the 1st Regional Transverse Myelitis Clinical Care Symposium. Patients, family members, and caregivers impacted by the diagnosis of Transverse Myelitis (TM) and other rare neuro-immunologic disorders on a day-to-day basis are invited to attend.