Hello, my name is Donna. I’m a 60-year old wife, mother, grandmother, and primary care-giver for my husband, Lynn, (age 59) who has secondary progressive MS. He has a very aggressive form unfortunately. I describe him as being a functional paraplegic because he has slight movement and total feeling of all limbs but no function in any of them. Nothing works. He can’t scratch an itch, flick off a fly, reposition his foot, shift his weight in a chair, feed himself, have a bowel movement without assistance, pass his urine without using a catheter, or swallow thin liquids without using a special technique to prevent choking.
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