Dizzy on a mission for MS Awareness Week

This week is MS awareness week and Dizzy is on a mission to help raise awareness of the condition!

If you would like to know more about what MS is then please visit our previous post on What is MS? 🙂

Dizzy has decided that the best way to spread awareness is to give people little post it notes reminding them off the week (in some cases even when they don’t want them) and then telling them four facts about MS!

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Dizzy MS fact number 1: Early symptoms of MS can often include tingling, numbness, vision problems, weakness and fatigue. A 100 people are diagnosed in the UK every week!

Dizzy came across this little house first this morning. Whoever it belongs to wasn’t in though….

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So Dizzy left them a little note! She was very proud of her work. 🙂

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Dizzy MS fact number 2: Everyones MS is completely different. No two people with MS will have the same experience.

Dizzy then found Duck to give a post it note too and tell him her top facts! …Duck took it all very seriously and promised to tell others.

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Dizzy MS fact number 3: Everyday (minute) is different for people with MS. Someone with MS might be feeling fine one moment and hardly able to walk straight the next.

Dizzy then found another knitted donkey on her travels! She found this very exciting but he didn’t seem so interested…

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Dizzy MS fact number 4: Some symptoms of MS are invisible. They are still debilitating but from the outside that person may look perfectly healthy.

Unfortunately Dizzy got abit carried away and wouldn’t let him escape without more post it notes…

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Overall I think Dizzy has done very well with her raising awareness mission and it’s only the first day! What would you like people to be more aware of when it comes to any condition that you or someone you know has? xxx

 

33 thoughts on “Dizzy on a mission for MS Awareness Week

  1. Dakota/Caren/Cody says:

    Yay for Dizzy! I have known people with MS and it sure isn’t easy for them. MS like other conditions, you can’t always tell that someone is sick or not feeling well. I can relate because I have a chronic kidney condition where people think “you don’t LOOK sick” when in fact, you could feel terrible. People need to be more understanding of those with conditions that don’t always “show” that they are sick.
    DakotasDen

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      I think raising awareness about invisible symptoms and illnesses is so important. There are so many of them aswell! They also make it difficult in terms of you don’t know when to say you’re feeling ill or not. :/ Thank you for sharing your thoughts. 🙂 xx

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      I must admit I don’t have much knowledge on Transverse Myelitis. It involved the spinal cord doesn’t it? I think people being more aware of invisible illnesses and symptoms would be amazing. Yesterday I had someone who obviously thought I was lying when I said I was ill and couldn’t do something. It’s frustrating. xxx

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      • Dorinda Duclos says:

        Very frustrating!! TM is an inflammation of the spinal cord, which affects the central nervous system. This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin). I have it in my neck . Very frustrating when it’s difficult to lift a plate. how do you explain that to someone?

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      • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

        It sounds quite similar to MS in the fact that both have inflammation of the spinal cord and damage to the myelin. I still don’t know the easy way to explain these to people! Very few people have actually understood what MS is when I try and explain it to them. xxx

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