How Social Media Is Changing Research (Part I): A Guest Post by MS Clinical Trial Participant and Blogger Jeri Burtchell
Todays guest post isittitten by PatisLisLikeMe membeerieri Burtchell (TickedPink), who has been lig wg with multiple sclerosis (MS) for 13 years. A tie dye apparel store owner and mother of two, she writes a blog entitled Gilenya and Me: My Story of Being an MS Patient, a Hypochondriac and a Guinea Pig. Her patient advocacy and social media presence led to her being invited to speak the Disruptive Innovations conference taking place in Boston this week.
One rainy day in April 2007, I was lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, talking myself out of suicide. I was having another MS relapse. This time it was attacking the part of my brain responsible for controlling emotion. As a result I was having panic attacks almost daily. Along with the emotional issues, I was also having trouble... [via Patientslikeme]
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