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So excited for new beginnings #fitness #personaltrainer #goals #icanwithms #newbeginnings

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#ICanWithMS http://t.co/NBYoTDSOXh

#ICanWithMS http://t.co/NBYoTDSOXh

by theevilspawn via Twitter

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I can climb the Scottish Mountains with MS.

Kevin Russell

Scotland's Mountains are commonly referred to as the Munros. These are not the world's highest mountains, but what they lack in height they make up for in character, geology & history. The romanticism of the Lochs & Glens in the wild Scottish Highlands captures the imagination of hikers from all over the world who come to Scotland in a bid to 'bag' the Munros.
I was diagnosed with M.S back in April 2012. Scotland has one of the highest incidences of M.S in the world & I have a family history of the disease. After the initial shock I was determined to carry on with life as normal. With medication, a good diet & a healthy lifestyle 2013 has been the year I have climbed more Munros than ever before since my first mountain back in 2006.
I firmly believe in the power of a positive attitude & the healing power the mountains & wild land has on the human psyche. As the great man John Muir once said "Everbody needs beauty as well as bread,places to play in & pray in,where nature may heal & give strength to body & soul." "Keep close to Nature's heart...& break clear away,once inawhile, & climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.wash your spirit clean."
Therefore I look forward to more outdoor adventures in the years to come.

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Pressing it back into my face! Damn you MS!! I can't do eye make up. But I can do my lips with one eye. #lippies are @meltcosmetics #belladonna2.

by snowmommi via Instagram

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I can get fit with MS.

Emily Gordon

I was diagnosed with progressive MS in Sept. of 2013. I am 24 years old and it was not a total shock being that my mother, two maternal aunts and my maternal great-grandmother all have or have had MS. I had a really tough time with the diagnosis to begin with, but after a few infusions and some good eating habits, and getting back to my job at the local news station, I started to feel like myself again. I made it a daily routine to get to the gym. I was never a big work out buff and the whole gym thing was all new to me. Today, I ran 5 miles for the first time in a really, really LONG time. I felt so accomplished and realized that my MS was the deciding factor for me to put my health first. I am symptom free and enjoying life... with MS and all! #icanwithMS

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I can get married to my soul mate in 30 days!!! #ICanWithMS

I can get married to my soul mate in 30 days!!! #ICanWithMS

by Lagomacini via Twitter

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I am sharing a piece of me with this update story. I am not the person I used to be. I am new and here is why. Three weeks ago my eye started to hurt. Within 5 days I was completely blind in left eye due to Optic Neuritis. Had a MRI of my brain and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Now I have a demyelinating disease that has changed my life and who I am. I go to the Dr's all the time. Get intervenous treatments at the hospital. Take steroids. And now will be going on a pill in the next few weeks and will be on it for the rest of my life. I don't take pills. I do not prefer. So here I am still blind and adjusting to the though of this new life and fight I have begun. I am finding relief from both the eye pain and mental struggle through Vaporization of Medical Cannabis as I am a registered patient. It totally helps both types of pain and allows me to still feel like me. Whoever or"me" is at this point. What I do know is that I am a warrior and will stay and be strong for my daughter and husband. They are my world and reason for fighting so hard. I am reevaluating everything and clearing my mind so I am ready for my new future. You may notice some changes in me, out of me, though me in the near future. Reinvention will be liberating. Reborn from this darkness will be light and color. Just like my vision. Positive mindset is the start. I am thinking in color now, clear beautifully bright color. Here's to old me...and now me...and the new me! I am a warrior!

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I walk to class almost everyday. It's only a 20 minute walk, but physical activity seriously helps to reduce symptoms! #ICanWithMS

I walk to class almost everyday. It's only a 20 minute walk, but physical activity seriously helps to reduce symptoms! #ICanWithMS

by JessMundi via Twitter

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I can Graduate from college with MS.

Amartinez12

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Love this girl. Abbey is constant motivation to get out and move. Easy 6km trek on a beautiful day.

#yellowlabsofinstagram #yellowlab #yellowlabs #labsofinstagram #labstagram #labradorretriever #lookatthatface #optoutside #getoutside #nature #sundayfunday #happydog #love #motivation #icanwithms #fuckms #lovemydog

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Grades in for last class, A-. Which brings my GPA to 3.06! Only 4 classes of my BS in HS left! #IcanwithMS

Grades in for last class, A-. Which brings my GPA to 3.06! Only 4 classes of my BS in HS left! #IcanwithMS

by lcolbeck2 via Twitter

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I can share my story with MS.

elisagoz

I was chosen to be the Mission Speaker at a Walk MS event I attended this year. It was an awesome experience and I hope I was able to encourage someone out there.

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Spring melt. We went for a 12km trek to let the dog swim but the water is rushing and full of massive ice blocks.
Would love to post flowers for the #beachphotochallenge but flowers are a long way away here!
#spring #springhassprung #springrunoff #springmelt #river #ice #treeline #getoutdoors #icanwithMS #fuckms

by niktopian via Instagram

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I can travel to Iceland with MS.

mslivingwell

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#ICanWithMS I can laugh every time I fall over!

#ICanWithMS I can laugh every time I fall over!

by Birm_DudMSYouth via Twitter

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I can progress & impress with MS.

 

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@ToMSturf haven't been on mine [bicycle] since just before dx 3 months ago.! I'm definitely getting back on soon #ICanWithMs http://t.co/hhug7j6stH

@ToMSturf haven't been on mine [bicycle] since just before dx 3 months ago.! I'm definitely getting back on soon #ICanWithMs http://t.co/hhug7j6stH

by EllexBee via Twitter

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I can have fun playing tennis with MS.

 

Today I can enjoy playing competitive games of tennis, and doing just about anything I want to do. Life is good now. This was not always the case after I had my first MS attack in 2005. After my first attack, I developed a number of tough and unique challenges related to MS that many other physicians were unable to help me with. But very fortunately, I met Dr. Singer and but he was able to address and fix all of my MS related problems.

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Flaws are sexy! #ICanWithMS

Flaws are sexy! #ICanWithMS

by JessMundi via Twitter

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Signed up for my 1st ultra, the Naked Bavarian 40 mile trail run. Sounds crazy, right? Consider this...it's a Hammer the Wall 2016 training run. Now that's crazy! #finishMS #LetsGoHOKA #HammerNutrition #ICanWithMS #hammerthewall

by hammerthewall via Instagram

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@ICanWithMS I can train to be a yoga teacher #ICanWithMS

@ICanWithMS I can train to be a yoga teacher #ICanWithMS

by angelamcowan via Twitter

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I can Ride in the MS Bike Tour with MS.

Karen

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I can Laugh with my daughter with MS.

jmp

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My body has given up.<br /> <br /> I refuse to listen to it.<br /> <br /> #imStubborn #keepGoing #iCanWithMS

My body has given up.

I refuse to listen to it.

#imStubborn #keepGoing #iCanWithMS

by JessMundi via Twitter

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I can Become a doctor with MS.

@lily_mccadam

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#icanwithms #tysabri Pedaled my cruiser to @PorterHospital for my 6th infusion. What works? Lifestyle choices and #tysabri.

#icanwithms #tysabri Pedaled my cruiser to @PorterHospital for my 6th infusion. What works? Lifestyle choices and #tysabri.

by getaholdofopie via Twitter

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I can still love with MS.

nicolelemelle

My name is Nicole Lemelle. I am a writer, an activist, and a person living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I created My New Normals to educate those who do not understand MS, reassure people with similar plights and inspire everyone to seize command of their lives.

My New Normals (MNN) is a personal blog and website that chronicles life experiences of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MNN provides an outlet to families, friends, caregivers and anyone living with MS or any other debilitating disease. Our goals are to raise national awareness and educate the public about MS.

We want to generate conversation, promote advocacy, highlight resources and inspire hope.

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Shit just got real over here. My #gilenya first doses just arrived. I waiting to hear when my appointment is with the cardiologist. Next step six-hour observation while I take my first dose. I hope it can be scheduled for next week. Just want to get on this and fight my #ms.

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#ICanWithMS learning how to roll a kayak https://t.co/drp3LTFM5M https://t.co/NRsvTIaw4d

#ICanWithMS learning how to roll a kayak https://t.co/drp3LTFM5M https://t.co/NRsvTIaw4d

by cl3me via Twitter

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I can live a strong and healthy life with MS.

Becky Hauser

In 1999 I was diagnosed with RRMS. I had always lived a healthy lifestyle, but I found it became a stronger focus to make sure I was making the best choices in order to not let MS beat me. I continued to make exercise and nutrition the focus of my life and believe in the importance of discipline.

I have the blessings of a wonderful family including a supportive husband and 2 healthy children. After a 16 year long career, I have decided to change paths and I am now an MS Ambassador and Advocate sharing my MS story to help others. I enjoying attending MS community events and speaking and supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. MS has turned into a "Blurse" for me. It's a combination of a" blessing and curse". But I choose to see it as a blessing. I have the privilege to see life in so many positive ways, because I don't take life for granted.

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I just want to see again. #mswarrior #autoimmune #opticneuritis #msstrong #fuckms #visionloss #blind #multiplesclerosis #icanwithms

I just want to see again. #mswarrior #autoimmune #opticneuritis #msstrong #fuckms #visionloss #blind #multiplesclerosis #icanwithms

by CannaLisaLisa via Twitter

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20 mi. run with another beautiful sunrise. #hammerthewall #finishMS #ICanWithMS #injinji #running #hammernutrition #hokaoneone

by hammerthewall via Instagram

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48 miles today. I earned it - HELLO sofa! http://t.co/nxTLs04RW9” #BPMS150 #ICanWithMS #8amMondaywillBeHereTooSoon

48 miles today. I earned it - HELLO sofa! http://t.co/nxTLs04RW9” #BPMS150 #ICanWithMS #8amMondaywillBeHereTooSoon

by KickinMSButt via Twitter

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I can play with my grand. daughter with MS.

 

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@ICanWithMS I think in many ways healthier since DX. Given up circuits/treadmill but discovered I really love swimming &amp; yoga #ICanWithMS

@ICanWithMS I think in many ways healthier since DX. Given up circuits/treadmill but discovered I really love swimming & yoga #ICanWithMS

by carolineadavies via Twitter

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I can love the World and exercise with MS.

MarikaSpb

Hello dear MS fellows! I was diagnosed with MS in 2000. After first shock and depression, which I experienced within 6 months, I felt that I was actually quite healthy:-))) and decided to keep living as full and intense as possible, for as long as I would be given. Thus, in year 2004 I started dong white water kayaking. I have been training 2-4 times a week since then. In 2013 I participated in the World master Games as a canoe slalom athlete, it was wonderful experience , very difficult though:-)) When I had MS attacks, I tried not to stop my usual life, but of course I was pushed to reduce intensity of the workouts. Now I am recovering after a most recent MS attack, and I am looking for the new challenges and methods of treatment and recovery. I believe they can be found not in the medicine, but in positive thinking, love, meditation, developing intuition and spiritual accomplishments. I wish all MS-fellows to rely on self-healing abilities of your body and spirit, pray and meditate, love the whole world and yourself! Stay fit, stay healthy!

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I can Live a full life with MS.

Aannggeellme

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Training plan called for 17, was going to run 18, ended up running 20 - with some good hills! MS isn't stopping me; what's stopping you? #hammerthewall #finishMS #LetsGoHOKA #HammerNutrition #ICanWithMS

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@ICanWithMS I got back in the saddle! #ICanWithMS #MS #MultipleSclerosis #ActiveLiving4MS https://t.co/RPgezy5Cab

@ICanWithMS I got back in the saddle! #ICanWithMS #MS #MultipleSclerosis #ActiveLiving4MS https://t.co/RPgezy5Cab

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Connecting w/ &amp; encouraging my fellow fighters! #LeahsPlanB #ICanWithMS

Connecting w/ & encouraging my fellow fighters! #LeahsPlanB #ICanWithMS

by LeahsPlanB via Twitter

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I can Kayak with MS.

Tweedy

I learned to roll a kayak https://www.facebook.com/groups/67337026014/permalink/10153901072936015/

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I can complete a half-marathon with MS.

Lac4x9

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Last night Emma asked what I was going to be for Halloween; I told her I was going to be "awesome". Of course, she laughed. Today I took 15 minutes off of my 20 mile training run - I think that qualifies as awesome! #hammerthewall #HammerNutrition #finishMS #ICanWithMS #LetsGoHOKA

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Preparations underway for a 6-day hike in Ireland with my wife. Good luck and my condolences to my heart and lungs! #icanwithms

Preparations underway for a 6-day hike in Ireland with my wife. Good luck and my condolences to my heart and lungs! #icanwithms

by humfreez via Twitter

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I can I can ride my bike with MS with MS.

isgrigg95

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I can Shovel a foot of snow with MS.

Nishma

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My wife and son are my inspiration for wanting to live my best life, and besides I'll probably only come this way once, so. . . #ICanWithMS.

My wife and son are my inspiration for wanting to live my best life, and besides I'll probably only come this way once, so. . . #ICanWithMS.

by Jonchandonnet via Twitter

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Becoming a #fitchick is my greatest accomplishment since my #MS diagnosis!! #ICanWithMS #MSWarrior https://t.co/cwXUtffKKe

Becoming a #fitchick is my greatest accomplishment since my #MS diagnosis!! #ICanWithMS #MSWarrior https://t.co/cwXUtffKKe

by msfitchickjulie via Twitter

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@ICanWithMS Aquatics has helped tremendously. #ICanWithMS

@ICanWithMS Aquatics has helped tremendously. #ICanWithMS

by Tamstr567 via Twitter

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@ICanWithMS Never thought I'd be whole again. Never thought I'd ever try writing...the wonderful outcome still amazes me. :-) #ICanWithMS

@ICanWithMS Never thought I'd be whole again. Never thought I'd ever try writing...the wonderful outcome still amazes me. :-) #ICanWithMS

by pettigrew66 via Twitter

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Here's a list of some amazing things I've done since #MS dx: http://t.co/cjQXr7fX2i #ICanWithMS

Here's a list of some amazing things I've done since #MS dx: http://t.co/cjQXr7fX2i #ICanWithMS

by mssurvivalguide via Twitter

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@ICanWithMS #ICanWithMS #MS 1.Prayer http://t.co/tF5fSnnCNo 3.Nutrition http://t.co/fZLlKU7eLi 5.Laughter 6.Family 7. Friends 8. Exercise

@ICanWithMS #ICanWithMS #MS 1.Prayer http://t.co/tF5fSnnCNo 3.Nutrition http://t.co/fZLlKU7eLi 5.Laughter 6.Family 7. Friends 8. Exercise

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@ICanWithMS racquetball and ice hockey once per week! #icanwithms

@ICanWithMS racquetball and ice hockey once per week! #icanwithms

by MustStopMS via Twitter

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@ICanWithMS I moved across the country and started a new adventure. Life is to short to hold back. #InspiredLiving #MS #ICanWithMS

@ICanWithMS I moved across the country and started a new adventure. Life is to short to hold back. #InspiredLiving #MS #ICanWithMS

by MSHysteriaGirl via Twitter

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Riding 40mi today training for #BPMS150 #ICanWithMS

Riding 40mi today training for #BPMS150 #ICanWithMS

by KickinMSButt via Twitter

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I'm able to hold a pen and write again, something that was doubtful for a few months. @ICanWithMS #MS #ICanWithMS

I'm able to hold a pen and write again, something that was doubtful for a few months. @ICanWithMS #MS #ICanWithMS

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First week of being a senior in college done #IcanwithMS #UniversityofPhoenixclassof16

First week of being a senior in college done #IcanwithMS #UniversityofPhoenixclassof16

by lcolbeck2 via Twitter

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#ICanWithMS hike all 900 miles of #gsmnp trails.

#ICanWithMS hike all 900 miles of #gsmnp trails.

by greglong_13 via Twitter

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Got a job after 7 years. #IcanwithMS

Got a job after 7 years. #IcanwithMS

by lcolbeck2 via Twitter

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People say "body and mind" as if the two weren't intrinsically linked, but exercise is a huge mood boost. #icanwithMS #exercisematters

People say "body and mind" as if the two weren't intrinsically linked, but exercise is a huge mood boost. #icanwithMS #exercisematters

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This website was launched to give voice to all those who have not let multiple sclerosis define them. They are living life as fully as possible — and they’re inspiring others across the globe with the messages they share.

www.ICanWithMS.org is connected to www.mslivingwell.org, a site which has been a resource for multiple sclerosis information globally since 2008. Barry Singer, MD, a neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis, developed the sites to encourage those living with multiple sclerosis to be better informed about their healthcare options and to live better with MS. He is the Director of The MS Center for Innovations in Care at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri USA.

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