Managing A Career & Multiple Sclerosis

Blog viewable on MedBroadcast.  Powered by MediResource.    Yes, it can be done – living a busy lifestyle, trying to manage multiple sclerosis (MS), and having a successful career. MS has presented some challenges for me on the job. Cognitive problems have affected my performance at work. I have memory loss and difficulty concentrating. I…

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Multiple Sclerosis Coping Strategies

My name is Gabriella and I have multiple sclerosis (MS). MS can take me on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. Considering I easily get motion sickness, I try to avoid the ride whenever possible. Here are some suggestions that have helped me through the ups, downs, and twirls of having MS: Spend time with family…

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Life With MS

MS affects each patient differently.  In my case, I have many symptoms that would invade my life and relationships if I let them.  I have vision disturbances that are sometimes painful, pins-and-needles sensations in my hands and feet, muscle weakness, extreme lethargy and fatigue, clumsiness and poor coordination, muscle spasms, electric-shock-like sensations, and incontinence.  My…

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Managing The Emotional Impact of MS

I remember being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) 9 years ago and how hard it was to accept that I had MS. I also learned quickly that I needed to educate myself about MS. The amount of information a person needs to live their life is a personal choice. For some it’s on a “need-to-know”…

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How Badly Do You Want It?

If someone asked you what you wanted in life, how would you answer it? Would you say that you want to be an entrepreneur? Do you want to go on a vacation every year? Do you want to be financially stable? Naturally these are all wonderful goals but the real question is, ‘How badly do…

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Meet a Superhero – Add To Your Bucket List

“Pinch me” is what I told my colleagues at work.  When I heard the baritone sounding voice introduce himself on the phone as The Dark Knight, it was almost unbelievable at first.  I had heard many positive things about Brampton Batman and meeting the Dark Knight in person was quite a pleasure!  It`s true that he adds…

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Gabriella faces the Dragons!

Gabriella Mammone faces the Dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den with her online giftware business, Occasion Giftware.  She now chuckles at the episode and doesn’t let the comments bring her down.  She has taken her lessons and was motivated to become an effective public speaker.    Click to watch.