March is MS Awareness Month, and tomorrow we'll be observing the first ever Progressive MS Day, which is being celebrated by several MS advocacy groups and state governments around the United States.
My guests on the podcast are Dan and Jennifer Digmann. Jennifer was diagnosed with Progressive MS in 1997, and Dan was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2000. Dan & Jennifer met at a National MS Society event in 2002, and they were married in 2005.
Together, Dan & Jennifer write an award-winning MS blog, they host the A Couple Takes On MS podcast on the MS & ME Radio Network, they've co-authored a book entitled, Despite MS, to Spite MS, and in 2015, they were inducted into the National MS Society Volunteer Hall of Fame for Advocacy.
We'll talk with Dan & Jennifer Digmann and get their thoughts about Progressive MS Day, and on what life is like when both partners in a marriage have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
1:42 Managing MS Pain Through Mindfulness
4:50 Improving Cognitive Processing By Walking On a Treadmill
6:11 The Importance of Sleep in MS Symptom Management
9:57 Interview with Dan & Jennifer Digmann
If your podcast app doesn't show these links, you'll find them in the show notes at www.RealTalkMS.com
Association Between Pain & Mindfulness in Multiple Sclerosis
Guided Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Treadmill Walking & Brain Function in Multiple Sclerosis
Poor Sleep in Multiple Sclerosis
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RealTalk MS Episode 25
Guests: Dan & Jennifer Digmann
Hosted By: Jon Strum
Tags: Progressive MS Day, MS, multiple sclerosis, Dan and Jennifer Digmann, MS pain, Mindfulness, MS and cognition, MS and sleep, MS podcast, RealTalk MS