2019 UPDATE


Hey everyone, I pray that you are having a blessed New Year. πŸ€— I wanted to give you guys a update. If you are dx with MS you know how difficult multi tasking can be. Up to 2018, I have operated two FB pages, a support group, my philanthropic goals, other social networks, my website, my blog and I have been in school as well. We won’t discuss my pause in literary contributions with books😱


I have attempted to do all these things as carefully and as slowly as I can, so that my body can keep up. My health is not where it needs to be and I have pushed myself way beyond the limit. To keep up the pace in a general way, I’m combining these things in ’19. Updates are upcoming soon. I’ll let you know when the migrations are complete. I appreciate your patience with me and I thank you for being a vital part of it all. πŸ˜˜πŸ€—
Blessings to you and yours!!

Happy Holidays 2018 – Keep Smiling Regardless

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thanks for all the emails and instant messages that have been sent over the past months. You all are special to my heart. I chuckled at a few asking, “Yada, can you just tell me if you are alive?” Yes, I am alive. I have been somewhat active on social media but I am not as well as I would like to be due to multiple sclerosis. I am still blessed with life and recovering from a few side-attacks but all is well. I thought you all should know.

More importantly, this year is almost over. Can you believe it? 2018 may have came and gone but it definitely left its impact on us all. There were things I wish I could have changed. I cried more than I laughed and reluctantly frowned more than I smile. I don’t know if you experienced similar trials in 2018 but I made myself a personal resolution, “Smile no matter what.” The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a slogan, “KeepSmyelin”. This word play focuses on what many of us have lost – myelin. In an attempt to add motivation to the situation, we have been admonished by them to “Keep Smyelin” (aka keep smiling).

Even though these words were intended to encourage those with multiple sclerosis you know that NMS has a broader view of multiple sclerosis. We focus on building anyone up who has been scarred, whether physically or emotionally. So let me ask you, “Are you still smiling?” This question needs to be asked to everyone who ever found a reason to frown. Don’t let any situation steal your “smyle”.

What exactly is myelin? Well, it’s the covering that layers over nerve fibers. In multiple sclerosis, our body has turned against itself. Instead of myelin being viewed as a helping agent, it is viewed as a violator and it is scarred. This scarring can cause nerve transmission to slow up or stop altogether. Due to this destruction of myelin we suffer from a great variety of disabilities. That’s the physical. Let’s go spiritual. What situation in your life scarred your covering or your self-esteem? You may have been so positive before but after this “traumatic injury” happened, you started to attack yourself. 

I encourage you to live your best life because you deserve it. You are entitled to no more sclerosis. Allow yourself to be healed in your spirit. Take this mentality starting today and you are bound to have a better new life and year. I know it is true! 

Missing you, 
Yada

Relapsing Remitting Damaging Scars

I am a proponent for a healthy central nervous system, both physically and spiritually. I say this with good reasoning. In 2006 I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and it taught me a lot about who I am. It was not issued as a punishment but as a portrait that would remind me of how fortunate I was spiritually.


According to the doctors I have become acquainted with this disease that came in a way that was not expectant. What caused it? There are medical assumptions but nothing seemingly concrete. The only thing that is apparent is the fact that my immune system is attacking itself. My myelin, which is meant to protect my nerve fibers, is treating my normal cells as foreign invaders. These attacks have caused damage by scaring the covering.

Ok, so what medicine can I take to heal the situation? According to current physiology there is no known cure. So what do I have to do? Slow the progression with drugs. It can be something that can break the spirit but I refuse to give it that authority. Unfortunately, I am not able to do many things I have done before. Every day is different and sometimes just waking up and getting out of bed is a dire task. This is something that we, MS Warriors, deal with often. Many of us have different symptoms so no case is alike. What scars me may not scar others but we all deal with scarring.

I mentioned spiritual central nervous systems earlier and briefly I’d like to introduce you to my life’s mission. Your physical spiritual central nervous system consists of your brain, your spine and your optic nerves. In MS these areas are damaged and not able to function properly. Why? The scars slow or downright block the travel of the nerves to the proper body part. That’s why we fall sometimes, we stutter, we get confused, we forget, we have double vision and many more symptoms.

Spiritually, what has scarred you? What traumatic event has caused your future to stop or stall? What happened that caused you to stop seeing yourself as beautiful or someone full of potential? That situation damaged your spiritual sight or optic nerves. What event has you thinking differently about yourself? Why do you think differently about you and others? You are suffering from damage in your spiritual “brain”. Lastly, but just as important, have you stopped moving toward your destiny? Are you scared to try again because you are sick of falling? That pause in purpose can be credited to a damaged spiritual “spine”. You are out of alignment with your purpose.

It is my mission in life to encourage others to restore their spiritual myelin and live in remission or forgiveness. Forgive yourself, forgive others and accept divine forgiveness. I don’t do this for profit or popularity but for purpose. We need more good news and I want to give it to you. You have purpose and you have a reason to be here on this earth. Someone’s destiny can be catapulted through your testimony. This blog and every social network presence I am on is intended to show you my scars. No matter how ugly or painful they are they are forgiven and you and I will be better for living pass the scar.

P.S. Sclerosis is a damaging scar. Declare no more sclerosis and turn every lesion into a lesson. Live beyond your injury.

-Blessings!
Yada