Tag Archives: Can Do MS

Embracing Carers: Caring and Curating – A Support Partner’s Journey



Embracing Carers: 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.


Embracing Carers: Talking Self-Care With Jon Strum



Embracing Carers: 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.


Young Adult Series: Growing Up with MS – Part 3



Young Adult Series: Growing Up with MS – Part 3 – Episode 15 – Transcript

As a young adult living with MS, you may be facing a unique set of personal and professional challenges. Some of the questions you might find yourself asking are: How will MS impact my career? What effects will MS have on my mood and cognition? Will my relationships with friends and family change throughout the course of my life living with MS? MS may change how you envisioned your life, but it doesn’t define who you are.

This third episode in our young adult podcast series will offer insights from MS expert and Psychologist, Roz Kalb, and our featured young adult, Channing. In this episode, Dr. Kalb and Channing explore the meaning of “resilience.” Listen to Channing’s powerful description of the ways in which her journey as a young adult navigating the challenges of living with MS has changed her definition of “resilience.”