Today, write your post as a letter. Approach it in any way you’d like.
Hi, my precious sister at rest in her Beautiful Garden of Peace,
This is an open letter to my family and friends, in Memory of Lorna Hazel Olson 1946 – 2006, my sister, who passed away 10 years ago, after struggling for many years with the exhausting illness of Multiple Sclerosis.
The crudity of this life draining illness is so exhausting and only those that know suffering victims, know how a perfect life can slowly be destroyed, as they fight the on pain, and the down-grading of a once perfect body, destroyed by Multiple Sclerosis.
Lorna. I hope you can read this in your private part in heaven, as you were always a very private person, never letting the ones around you know how much pain you were in, even though it showed up in every action your poor body was trying to respond to.
May Peace be with you, all your future years be perfect in that beautiful garden at the Kaponga Cemetery,Taranaki,New Zealand, with the Tui singing high in the tree tops above you.
Bye to my dear sister, you are forever in my heart even after a decade.
One day we will be together, never to be separated again.
Your Loving sister,
Here are some points to helps you the reader understand how Multiple Sclerosis can destroy a body.
1. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men.
The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age.
2. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells.
When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped.
3. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation.
Inflammation occurs when the body’s own immune cells attack the nervous system.
Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.
Researchers are not sure what triggers the inflammation, the most common theory points to a virus or genetic defect, or a combination of both.
Geographic studies indicate there may be an environmental factor involved.
People with a family history of MS and those who live in a geographical area where MS is more common have a slightly higher risk of the disease.
Symptoms vary because the location and severity of each attack can be different.
Episodes can last for days, weeks, or months.
These episodes alternate with periods of reduced or no symptoms (remissions).
Fever, hot baths, sun exposure, and stress can trigger or worsen attacks.
It is common for the disease to return (relapse).
However, the disease may continue to get worse without periods of remission.
Because nerves in any part of the brain or spinal cord may be damaged, patients with multiple sclerosis can have symptoms in many parts of the body.
Hope this helps anyone that are not sure what MS is.