Tag Archives: Can Do MS

Can Do Month: Learning the Legacy of Jimmie Heuga with Blaze Heuga and Tyler Hamilton



Can Do Month: Learning the Legacy of Jimmie Heuga with Blaze Heuga and Tyler Hamilton – Episode 86 – Transcript

Throughout September, we celebrate Can Do Month in honor of our founder and Olympic ski medalist, Jimmie Heuga. For this episode of the Can Do MS Podcast, host Mandy Rohrig welcomes guests Blaze Heuga and Tyler Hamilton to share their memories and the impact that Jimmie Heuga’s legacy has had on them and continues to have around the world through the work and impact of Can Do MS.


Race, Representation, and Redefining What Sick Looks Like



Race, Representation, and Redefining What Sick Looks Like – Episode 49 – Transcript

Victoria Reese is Co-Founder and CEO of We Are Ill, a nonprofit organization for Black women with MS that provides support, sisterhood, and a space to learn from one another (something she couldn’t find upon her own MS diagnosis). Today, Victoria fosters this community and helps others become a “professional patient.” By being as knowledgeable as possible about your illness, you can be an active decision-maker in the healthcare setting, and one day feel empowered to say “I have MS but MS does not have me.”

Learn more about We Are ILL.

Learn more about TAKE CHARGE- Uncharted Territory.


Mindful Moments: Week 3



Mindful Moments: Week 3 – Episode 44 – Transcript

My work becomes easier when I smile. Tap into the power of this mantra with Megan Weigel, Nurse Practitioner and MS-Certified Nurse, and discover a mindful moment for yourself.


Caring and Curating – A Support Partner’s Journey



Caring and Curating – A Support Partner’s Journey – Episode 41 – Transcript

No one has it all figured out—and that’s OK! In today’s podcast, hear one support partner’s journey as she has navigated life in “the sandwich generation,” caring for her husband with MS, daughter, and parents. It’s not without its challenges, but curating her family’s life with MS has allowed Cindy to focus on what’s always been there: loyalty, love, and friendship.


Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum



Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum – Episode 40 – Transcript

Being a care partner has been a central role in Jon Strum’s life. His experiences led him to become an MS advocate and start the RealTalk MS podcast. Today, we’ll hear from Jon about the drastic effects of MS, not just in his wife’s life, but his own. Reflecting on the importance of self-care, he shares his advice and encouragement for other support partners.


Managing Bowel and Bladder Symptoms



Managing Bowel and Bladder Symptoms – Episode 37 – Transcript

Some of the most challenging symptoms in MS can be bowel and bladder-related issues. Join us as we talk to our guests, Randy and Sue, about the bowel and bladder-related challenges Randy has experienced since his MS diagnosis, the management strategies they have found useful and suitable for their lifestyle, and the importance of self-advocacy.

For additional resources on bowel and bladder symptoms, please visit our website at the following link: https://www.cando-ms.org/online-resources/bowel-and-bladder.


Coping With COVID-19 Isolation and Unpredictability



Coping With COVID-19 Isolation and Unpredictability – Episode 36 – Transcript

Isolation and fear of the unknown are not new for the MS community, however the pandemic has certainly challenged us more than ever. Hear from our guest as she talks about how she’s coping with the unpredictability of COVID-19.


Resilience: Finding Your Strengths and Staying Positive



Resilience: Finding Your Strengths and Staying Positive – Episode 30 – Transcript

Listen to an in-depth discussion about resilience in all areas of life. Karla Ramirez, person living with MS, and psychologist Linda Trettin discuss topics ranging from relationships and disclosure to self-care. Karla and Linda dive into challenges presented in everyone’s daily lives and how MS can make them look a little different, listen in on various strategies and coping mechanisms that may work for you to help you stay resilient!


Ask the Can Do Team: Self Care and the Coronavirus



Ask the Can Do Team: Self Care and the Coronavirus – Episode 22 – Transcript

Does my MS increase my risks with coronavirus?  How can I stay active if I need to stay indoors?  What precautions should I take when preparing food?  What should I do if I’m spending more time at home with my family and they are driving me crazy?   

Get your answers to these questions and more by watching our virtual panel session, featuring a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Psychologist, Physical Therapist and Dietitian.


MS Path 2 Care: Mood, Cognition, and Spirituality



MS Path 2 Care: Mood, Cognition, and Spirituality – Episode 16 – Transcript

Emotional, cognitive, and spiritual well-being are the cornerstones of a full, functional life.  Focusing on problem solving strategies to overcome barriers, we will discuss how to manage common mood and cognitive changes while incorporating spiritually and mindfulness tools.  Learn how taking control of these “invisible” aspects can help you stay motivated and resilient, improve relationships, and enhance all of the areas of your health and wellness.