MONTEL WILLIAMS

MONTEL WILLIAMS

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When the neurologist said those words - "You Have MS" it hit me like a brick. I thought the diagnosis was a death sentence. I'd heard of multiple sclerosis, but I didn't really know what it was. I knew it meant excruciating pain and that eventually I could lose control of my body. I also knew there was no cure. That was enough to plunge me into the depths of despair. During the next two months, I experienced the lowest moments of my life. I couldn't believe this was happening to me. I became so despondent that I considered ending it all. But I knew my children and my family loved me and depended on me, and I couldn't let them down. It became clear that I had a choice…
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“I am not committing suicide”

“I am not committing suicide”

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An Explanatory Statement from Victorious Endeavours on Vimeo.   "I am not committing suicide": Leading academic's final blog entry before ending her life 13 Jan 2014 19:55 Former Arts Council chief Frances Medley left a blog entry before ending her life with banned drugs from China after suffering from multiple sclerosis A leading academic left a tragic blog titled "A Sophisticated Sign Off" after deciding to end her suffering, an inquest has heard. Sophisticated Former Arts Council chief Frances Medley, 44, left instructions with her closest friends to update her blog explaining why she had "decided to call it a day". Ms Medley was found dead at her home after battling Multiple Sclerosis for eight years. Her posthumous blog said: "The prospect of further rapid deterioration was both terrifying and not…
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“Life Continues”

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[social_share/] [powerpress]   “Life Continues” By Carmen Ambrosio Facing the Challenges of MS, Menopause & Midlife with Hope, Courage & Humor A moving, witty memoir chronicling the nearly 20 years since Carmen Ambrosio, a native of the Virgin Islands who moved to the frozen tundra of the Midwest to attend college, learned she had multiple sclerosis. In a format mimicking the unpredictable course of MS, the now middle-aged and married Ambrosio’s narrative of compelling and humorous personal essays and poems recounts how she deals with the arrival of “Duct Tape Days,” walking like Frankenstein, recent menopausal moments, and other physical and emotional challenges About the Author Carmen Ambrosio is a middle-aged,Virgin Island woman who relies on funny moments, family, friendships, Bod Mail™, focusing on can-dos, and not dwelling on cannots to cope with having multiple…
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