13 episodes

Multiple Sclerosis remains one of the most misunderstood diseases. Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in every 385 Canadians living with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 20 to 49, younger children and older adults are also diagnosed with the disease.

This is MS will help you better understand this often invisible disease by sharing what life is really like with MS. Join Andrea Dunn a radio personality who was diagnosed with the disease when she turned 31 years old, as she brings you great stories of those who have persevered with the disease, and never let it define them.

New episodes every other week starting May 21.

This Is MS Curiouscast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 90 Ratings

Multiple Sclerosis remains one of the most misunderstood diseases. Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in every 385 Canadians living with the disease. While it is most often diagnosed in young adults aged 20 to 49, younger children and older adults are also diagnosed with the disease.

This is MS will help you better understand this often invisible disease by sharing what life is really like with MS. Join Andrea Dunn a radio personality who was diagnosed with the disease when she turned 31 years old, as she brings you great stories of those who have persevered with the disease, and never let it define them.

New episodes every other week starting May 21.

    MS in the Family: Sarah & her mother both have Multiple Sclerosis

    MS in the Family: Sarah & her mother both have Multiple Sclerosis

    In this episode, I want you to meet a young woman who was diagnosed with MS almost 14 years after her mother was diagnosed with same disease. 

    Guest: sarah_flohr

    Host Andrea Dunn @TeamDunner on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

    For more information on the MS Society of Canada @mssocietycanada

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min
    MS and Pregnancy Part 2: Jess' story of twin boys

    MS and Pregnancy Part 2: Jess' story of twin boys

    Over the next two episodes, we’ll be talking about MS and pregnancy. I want you to meet Jess who can tell you what the experience is like and how she cares for her twin boys while living with MS. 

    Guest: Jessica @jessica.knoop on Instagram

    Host Andrea Dunn @TeamDunner on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

    For more information on the MS Society of Canada @mssocietycanada

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    MS and Pregnancy: Part 1 Katherine's story

    MS and Pregnancy: Part 1 Katherine's story

    Over the next two episodes, we’ll be talking about MS and pregnancy. I want you to meet Katherine who can tell you what the experience is like and how she cares for a newborn while living with MS. 

    Guest: Katherine Louman-Gardiner, Ambassador MS Society of BC

    https://mssociety.ca/managing-ms/womens-health/pregnancy

    Host Andrea Dunn @TeamDunner on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

    For more information on the MS Society of Canada @mssocietycanada

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    MS and Marriage: Arnold leads a Peer Group to support his wife

    MS and Marriage: Arnold leads a Peer Group to support his wife

    Meet Arnold, a devoted husband, who started a peer group to support his wife and many others affected by MS. Arnold’s wife of 37 years has MS. He leads an MS Support Group in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

    Guest:

    To contact Arnold awiebe.family@sasktel.net

    Saskatchewan Division programs and services 

    https://mssociety.ca/library/document/FHtb03xoI7rfwi6amAkdUczpDZN4VvjY/original.pdf

    Contact: Host Andrea Dunn @TeamDunner on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

    For more information on the MS Society of Canada @mssocietycanada

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 12 min
    Newly Diagnosed: Jessica learns to navigate life with MS

    Newly Diagnosed: Jessica learns to navigate life with MS

    Two years ago, Jessica began to experience vision problems. She began to see spots in her right eye. In 2019, she found out she had Multiple Sclerosis. 

    This episode explains what it’s like to be newly diagnosed with MS and we discuss how to navigate life with a disease that has no cure.  

    Guest:

    To contact Jessica on Instagram @halesie 

    Contact: Host Andrea Dunn @TeamDunner on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

    For more information on the MS Society of Canada @mssocietycanada

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min
    MS and Peer Support: When you need someone to talk to about MS

    MS and Peer Support: When you need someone to talk to about MS

    Shannon's father has Primary-Progressive MS. He was diagnosed in 1994. 

    A year ago, 20-year-old Shannon became a 1:1 Peer Support Mentor. She knew this was the perfect opportunity to connect with people her own age to talk about the struggles in having a parent with MS. 

    Guest:

    To contact Shannon on Instagram @shannon_bird_

    Contact: Host Andrea Dunn @TeamDunner on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

    For more information on the MS Society of Canada @mssocietycanada

    The 1:1 Peer Support Program is for individuals living with MS, for caregivers and loved ones of people with MS

    https://mssociety.ca/support-services/ms-peer-support-program

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

MekiKiki77 ,

Inspiring!

Recently diagnosed, finding this podcast had been so uplifting and inspiring! Thank you to everyone for sharing! Thanks Dunner for such a great podcast! ❤️

Dana McV ,

Informative and inspiring

I will spread the word about this podcast. Very informative and inspiring. I know two people living with MS and am grateful to continue learning more.

Happy sleepers ,

Sharing hope and frustrations

I enjoyed the interview with Jesse. I share many of her hopes and frustrations. I was diagnosed with MS in 1982, and have never been on a disease modifying therapy because none were available when I could’ve used them. I’m still hopeful for the future.

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