The MSQLP newsletter comes out quarterly. We use each edition to focus on a single theme related to MS.
Spring 2012: Success!
After a rough patch financially (much like that experienced by other nonprofit organizations), MSQLP has successfully reorganized on a very tight budget. Part of the belt-tightening has been a restriction on the number of newsletter copies we can afford to print and mail. We hope everyone can get access, either by downloading the pdf of the current copy here or by calling the office (831.333.9091) to have a a copy printed for them.
We feature stories about different varieties of success: principally, success in having fun under the restrictions posed by MS. Our former Board President Donna Krasnow relates the story of how she and her late husband Gary managed to do so. We also have reviews of two recent educational events, and introduce two new interns and a volunteer who was previously an intern.
Autumn 2011: Resources
In this issue, we introduce you to our Newsletter Editor Amy Lamb Heckel RDH and our Clinical Manager Grant Helm. Living with MS requires many adjustments; we hope that the information provided here will move the adjustment process along for our clients, their families, and their caregivers. Another great resource, our intern Yesenia Guzman, is developing a teen workshop for kids whose parents have MS. We have a brief note about her program, and will be including more information on the website as soon as her plans are complete.
Summer 2011: Communication
No matter how hard we try, being prepared for appointments with a physician can leave us feeling that things have gone unsaid, questions have gone unanswered. In this issue, a social worker, a neurologist, several MSers, and a physician with MS talk about patient-physician communication from their point of view.
June 2010: Tipping Points: The Sequel
The final two installations of our ongoing series. Tipping points are defining moments in MS that may greatly affect the direction of your future quality of life. At the time of occurrence, you might not perceive the significance, but—in the long run—its impact may be profound. These articles discuss these points and give you techniques for gaining control. Grace under pressure!
You can now download all five tipping points from previous newsletters from the MSInfo page.
Write to us about it!
We welcome contributions from clients—persons with MS, family members, or their caregivers—and from people concerned about MS. If you have a contribution or an idea for the newsletter, please call the office: (831) 333-9091
- Here are some recent issues as PDFs:
- November 2006, Gratitude
- February 2007, Relationships
- May 2007, Travel
- August 2007, Exercise
- November 2007, Nourishment
- February 2008, Caregiving
- May 2008, Anxiety
- August 2008, Advocacy
- November 2008, Transitions
- February 2009, Transitions-Housing
- May 2009, Bowel Management
- August 2009, Wellness
- November 2009, Tipping Points
- February 2010, 10 Years of MSQLP
Issues prior to November 2006 are not thematic. You can download the zipped files by year: