Q: I've been reading this group for quite awhile, and have been beading for over 12 years now. This past year I was diagnosed with MS, and was wondering if there are any others out there who have had to deal with this, and have somehow learned TO deal with it? I'm not looking for sympathy, but maybe one of you might have some advice to give. I am lucky at this point not to have any real physical issues, but I do have what appears to be the lesser common problems with my cognitive abilities: Planning, organizing, etc. This really has created issues with my designing and working through abilities, and it is becoming somewhat of a nightmare! Anyway any advice would be welcome. :-)

A: We all wish you the best. Hopefully, you have many years of beading left. Are you sure that your cognitive ability problem isn't just menopause? I don't have MS thank God, but I do have brain farts all the time, it drives me crazy. I just try to be as organized as possible, which helps. I started putting my messages and picture of my work etc. on my computer with reminders from my 'Yahoo' homepage, which I customized. Let us hear from you from time to time. To everyone who has responded either by posting here, or by E-mailing, I am truly grateful. Yes, this is a different E-mail address as I was trying to save my husband, my guardian angel, from too much E-mail addressing this MS thing. He has enough on his plate at the moment dealing with my, or I guess I should say "our", reality. The world of humanity has two wings. One is women, and the other men. Not until both wings are equally developed, can the bird fly. One of my closest friends, who also happens to be pregnant, also just got diagnosed with MS, so I am in the process of learning about this, too.