photographed in our hometown
park. This was to be a gift for
me, a most loving gift all on
its own, but not only did my
family all gather, arranging
their various work schedules to
make the picture happen, they
moved me and my wheelchair
to the picture location along
with an easy chair for me to
sit in, so I would be part of the
picture and not off to the side
in a wheelchair. My new baby
grandson even smiled!
The magazine of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Can Be Yours
MS and Travel
Those of us with MS who
experience significant visual
atrophy are constantly on the
lookout for “work-arounds”
from the experiences of others.
For example, if the one-page
magnification of Momentum
online isn’t enough, I can
download the PDF and select
larger magnification. Articles
also can be cut and pasted into a
word processing program where
a large font size can be selected.
I also use high-contrast black
on my PC, as I can read smaller
print when black and white are
reversed. Now if only I could
find out how to invert black and
white on PDF files.
It’s not a visual trick, but
the Read Out Loud feature
in Adobe Reader is handy. I
have used Read Out Loud on
many PDFs, including those
formatted in multiple columns.
Jim, via email
I am not sure if you’ve covered
this topic, but I am struggling
with this recently. It has been
two years since I was diagnosed
with MS, and the first year
of injection therapy was fine.
However, this past year I have
struggled with giving myself
injections. I think I have run
into needle fatigue. I know the
injections are important, but I
just can’t bring myself to inject.
It would be interesting to see if
others feel this way and if there
are some insights on how to get
back on track. I find it ironic
that one of my major symptoms
of fatigue is what I feel toward
Tiffany Moore, via email
Ed. note: Thank you for your article
idea. We’d love to hear more about
what you think about Momentum
(see survey link on page 8). In
the meantime, you may find
other people with the same issue
at the new online community
for everyone affected by MS,
IN A FLASH!
Read us on the Web!
Go to nationalMSsociety
• Enlarge print from bigger
to HUGE as needed.
• Email pages to others with
• Copy pages to your
personal computer files.
• Click on live links
• Find back issues, too.
Summer: The Many
Forms of Family
How do you define your family? No matter what your family
looks like, every member is affected when one person has the
disease. People with MS and their family members share what
they do and where they turn to support and strengthen their
own “families with MS.”