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.
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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.
Hi to all you who have won the rare neurological disease lottery!
This is the first in a series of blogs where we will discuss medical tips, share medical care horror stories and come up with ideas to help TMA raise money.
I’m not a medical professional nor have I played a doctor on TV. I am not providing medical advice. Check with your doctor before you change, add or subtract anything from your medical routine.
I invite all of you to send me your tips, which I will pass on.
Christine Ha was diagnosed with NMO in 2003. As many other people suffering from rare neuroimmunologic disorders, she was struggling with her condition and often lost hope. However, through her passion for cooking and the help of family and friends she managed to fight for herself and her dreams. Through her perseverance, strength and positive energy she became the first blind contestant on the hit reality TV show, MasterChef.
You would think that after nearly seven years, I would have managed to absorb the fact that I need to “pace” myself every day to make sure that my energy levels don’t get used up in one fell swoop. Somehow, though, the message doesn’t seem to have got through.
We want to make our members and supporters aware that for a few months in 2012, we experienced some delivery issues with our postal mail. It is unclear at this time if this is the result of post office negligence or improper activity by a person or persons. This problem was discovered early January 2013. We were contacted by members who advised us that their check donations by mail were not cashed.
My life with TM started one day in October 1989, when my dad had to take my brother and I to go pick up our mother at the mechanic shop. Over the next couple of days I was falling a lot and crawling around the house. My parents took me to a couple of different doctors since I was complaining of pain in my legs. It was believed I was simply regressing as a psychological reaction to entering kindergarten.