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  • Is Your Perception Accurate?
    September 6, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Is Your Perception Accurate?

    My younger sister has had Multiple Sclerosis for about three decades. Her health has declined so that she has been in a wheelchair for the past eleven years. In August she was airlifted to ICU because of a seizure that...

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  • Dealing with Crisis
    July 27, 2013 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Dealing with Crisis

    It was five in the morning and thankfully I had received lots of rest on the weekend. A message flashed on my computer screen and I learned that my sister had been airlifted to ICU in Regina. Within minutes my...

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  • Be the Communication Center for the Family
    April 4, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Be the Communication Center for the Family

    My sister used to be the most active individual. She loved to drive what we called her "stinkin Lincoln". She liked to dance and party and visit other people. She was the one who would keep the community laughing, celebrate...

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  • Get the Help That You Need
    February 12, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Get the Help That You Need

    Sometimes when people are ill, they slide into a state of accepting things the way they are - even if they aren't working for them anymore. There are several things that those with Multiple Sclerosis patients can do that will...

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  • The New Liberation Treatment
    October 29, 2010 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The New Liberation Treatment

    My sister and her husband are in Mexico this week. On Monday she had the surgery that has been dubbed "Liberation Treatment". It was about 1984 when Deb had her first MRI and officially received the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis....

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  • How to Have a Good Day!
    December 17, 2009 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How to Have a Good Day!

    Today I was the guest speaker for the Multiple Sclerosis Lunch and Learn group. The ten guests and caregivers stated that they appreciated the following article which I gave them as a handout. A thought to ponder for each day...

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  • The Problem is That You Don't Have Control
    January 17, 2009 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Problem is That You Don't Have Control

    Over the years I have watched my sister fight Multiple Sclerosis.  There have been various stages and each brought its own set of challenges. Long before we had a diagnosis, Debbie struggled with unexplainable physical problems.  It began over two...

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  • Where Should We Focus?
    December 6, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Where Should We Focus?

    My sister has Multiple Sclerosis and over the years, I have been extremely sad to watch her health deteriorate. She has gone from walking, to a cane, to a wheelchair and now, to spending most hours of the day lying...

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  • These Are the Heroes!
    November 30, 2008 Dr. Linda Hancock

    These Are the Heroes!

    I hate it when people are rude. I hate war and abuse and systems that don't work well. But today, most of all, I hate Multiple Sclerosis because it has attacked my sister. Debbie was a very lively, risk-taking child...

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