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Vampire man tells me his cousin has MS and she's doing great...

Well, I told him that is wonderful, or some other expletive. Meanwhile he is a blood sucker, and I mean that only in the nicest way…and it has been my assumption that many don’t know all that much about what Multiple Sclerosis is. Most people don’t until they get it or have a close relative with it and then they have an absolute need to try to understand. Here’s the medical definition I found: “Multiple sclerosis: A disease that is characterized by loss of myelin (demyelinization). Abbreviated MS. Myelin, the coating of nerve fibers, is composed of lipids (fats) and protein. It serves as insulation and permits efficient nerve fiber conduction. In MS, demyelinization usually affects white matter in the brain, but sometimes it extends into the gray matter. When myelin is damaged, nerve fiber conduction is faulty or absent, and nerve cell death may occur. Impaired bodily functions or altered sensations associated with those demyelinated nerve fibers give rise to the symptoms of MS, whic…