Two posts in one day...I must either be sick or bored! And if you've already read the previous post today and are back at "Cheese" AGAIN, you must be sick or bored as well! LOL
I was earlier sick or bored and decided to plow through my innie and outtie email box (uh, should those terms be reserved strictly for the bellybutton?!) and stumbled across an email I wrote to Joyce Nelson, the President and CEO of The National MS Society, back in August. I was commenting on the August/September issue of Inside MS (see photo above...it's actually the previous month's publication).
This magazine is the Society's very own publication and, on occasion, contains some food for thought. I find some of the articles personally useful, some I can't relate to at all, and a few others a bit of a load of crap...I have those same responses to ANY mag however, so this should not be offensive to the NMSS! I think I get the magazine mailed to me because I donate a few bucks to my local MS Society here in Washington each year...if it's not coming because of financial donations, then there must be a HORRIBLE breach in my privacy and security system!
Anywhooo...the magazine focused on isolation and MS. There were a bunch of common-sense suggestions for how to keep one's self out of feeling isolated because of MS. There were a few other blahty blah articles as well. This focus struck me as rather "odd"...to devote an entire issue on isolation and MS? What WERE they thinking?
After some careful consideration (and some not so careful as well), it dawned on me that there really ARE MSers out there who feel isolated because of their disease...who ARE isolated because of mobility issues, etc. Not everyone with MS is like me (DOH!).
So, I decided to fire off an email to Dear Joyce in my most professional tone, and see what happened...I am happy to report, so far, NOTHING HAS HAPPENED. LOL That's probably best anyway. But, because I listed a few of my favorite MS bloggers in my email, I thought maybe I should fill y'all in on just what I said...just in case the "MS Police" were to confiscate your computers or something: