March 14-20 is "MS Awareness Week", and the NMSS has sponsored a "MS =" program ( click here ), asking folks to describe what MS means to them in 60 characters or less.
Here's my go at it.
MS = WMD
· Weapon of Mass Destruction (of course).
· Watch Me Deteriorate.
· Withering Muscles Disobey.
· Waves of Money for Druggists.
· Way too Many Doctors.
· Waylaid by My Destiny.
· Waning Memory Disappears.
· Why Me, Dammit?
· Weight of Monstrous Desperation.
· Walking, My Desire.
· Wretched, Miserable Diagnosis.
· Wishing Makes no Difference.
· Waiting for More Disability.
· Wrecking My Dreams.
· Weakening More Daily.
· Wisdom of Mindful Defiance.
· Wanting More Defenses.
· Whip My Disease!
· White Matter Demolition.
· Where is My Deliverance?
· Welcome to the Minority of the Disabled.
· Willfulness Massacres Despair
· Wellness Merits Determination
Okay, that's a start. Let's make this an interactive activity. Please contribute your own "MS =" using words with the first letters W, M, and D in the comments section, and I'll add it to the list, with an attribution to your screen name. It will be like a regular Wheelchair Kamikaze funfest, except, you know, MS isn't really all that much fun…
· When Myelin Dies (submitted by Judy)
· Why My Dearest? (submitted by Debra, caregiver)
· i Want My Damn life back (submitted by Cutter)
· What, Me Disabled? (submitted by Corey, my brother)
· Winging My Diagnosis (submitted by YankeeQuilter)
· Will Make Do (submitted by Team)
· Wishing Makes Despair (submitted by Dabble and the Mad Sow)
· Wanting More, Dammit (submitted by Dabble and the Mad Sow)
· Waiting for More Direction (submitted by Kim)
· Wishing Me was Desirable (submitted by Kim)
· Waning Muscles Decrease (submitted by Kim)
· Walking Made Difficult (submitted by Nicole)
· Wife, Mother Destroyed (submitted by Tam D)
· Why MS Discrimination-in regards to CCSVI (submitted by Carol)
· Watch Me Deteriorate (submitted by Roberta)
· While Men Debate (submitted by Roberta)
· Why Me, Dieu? (submitted by Roberta)
· Will Medicine Deliver? (submitted by Roberta)
· Will Miracles Develop? (submitted by Roberta)
· Watch… Muse… Dream (submitted by Roberta)
· Watching Michael Dake-noted CCSVI researcher (submitted by Anonymous)
· Who, Me Doomed? (submitted by Scott)
· Where's My Dexterity? (submitted by Scott)
· What's My Destiny? (submitted by Scott)
· What, Me Depressed? (submitted by Scott)
· When My Dog helps (submitted by MSbeyondmeds)
· What a Miserable Disease (submitted by Gina)
· Why Me, Dear God? (submitted by Heidi)
· Watch Me Decline (submitted by Heidi)
· Why I Mess up Daily (submitted by Heidi)
· When Muscles Degenerate (submitted by Heidi)
· Will be My Day (submitted by Jamie)
· Whipping My Diagnosis (submitted by Jamie)
· Whispering Medical Dungeon (submitted by Jamie)
· Winning May be Differential thinking (submitted by Jamie)
· Will Master my Disease (submitted by Jamie)
· Waxing My Dependence (submitted by Carolyn)
· Wise Mind Developing (submitted by LauraX)
· Women <, Men >, Disability + (submitted by Cindy)