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A podcast providing information, inspiration and motivation for living your best life with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for interviews with doctors, research scientists, patients, legislators, insurers, neuropsychologists, authors, caregivers, and a long list of others in our pursuit of answers. Learn to speak to this disease as it deserves - tell it "FUMS" everyday!

FUMS: Giving Multiple Sclerosis The Finger Kathy Reagan Young

    • Medicine
    • 4.7, 76 Ratings

A podcast providing information, inspiration and motivation for living your best life with Multiple Sclerosis. Join us for interviews with doctors, research scientists, patients, legislators, insurers, neuropsychologists, authors, caregivers, and a long list of others in our pursuit of answers. Learn to speak to this disease as it deserves - tell it "FUMS" everyday!

    FUMS 064 - Damian Washington – YouTube Star and MS Sunshine

    FUMS 064 - Damian Washington – YouTube Star and MS Sunshine

    Damian Washington is a true force of nature!

    Prior to his MS diagnosis, Damian was an actor who was also dipping his toes into vlogging. When he started to turn the camera onto his life with MS, the immediate response guided him to embrace a new career - which eventually led to him becoming a Patient Getting Paid.

    In this fun conversation with Kathy, Damian talks about how MS impacted his life and career, and how he pivoted to another area where he continues to use his energy for positivity!

    • 45 min
    FUMS 063 - Former Radio DJ, MS Advocate, and Author Kim "Kid" Curry

    FUMS 063 - Former Radio DJ, MS Advocate, and Author Kim "Kid" Curry

    Kim "Kid" Curry was a successful DJ and radio executive when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After research into MS disease progression, he decided to leave his broadcasting career of 33 years and become a writer.

    In this wide-ranging conversation with Kathy, Kim talks about politics, the role of caregivers and vitamin supplements, and the "survivor's guilt" he feels when he sees other patients whose MS symptoms are worse than his.

    • 33 min
    FUMS 062 - CrossFit Helps Kim Toliver Find Her MS Advocate Voice

    FUMS 062 - CrossFit Helps Kim Toliver Find Her MS Advocate Voice

    From the age of 12, Kim Toliver used exercise as a way to regain control of her weight.

    While studying for her Masters in Athletic Training, she began to experience strange physical symptoms which she initially wrote off. But only six months into her dream job, Kim was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. 

    Kim eventually recognized that CrossFit’s fitness and health concept suited her perfectly in trying to accomplish the task of being the best version of herself physically, mentally, and spiritually

    • 33 min
    FUMS 061 - Essential Oils and MS with Alene Brennan

    FUMS 061 - Essential Oils and MS with Alene Brennan

    Alene Brennan has already appeared on the FUMS Podcast (Episode 017) but she returns today to talk about Essential Oils and their potential benefits for MSers.

    Alene is a certified nutrition coach, natural food chef, yoga instructor, and personal trainer who helps people with autoimmune disease heal through diet and lifestyle. Oh, and on top of all this, she has MS. And migraines.

    Listen up for an exclusive offer for the FUMS nation - a FREE 3 Day Course, Essential Oils for MS Warriors!

    • 36 min
    FUMS 060 - MS Advocate Cathy Chester Shares Her Journey

    FUMS 060 - MS Advocate Cathy Chester Shares Her Journey

    Cathy Chester is an unstoppable, one-woman advocacy machine! And because of this, she's an FUMSer to the core.

    Cathy experienced her first symptoms of MS shortly after graduating from college. Since receiving her formal diagnosis she has dedicated herself to advocating for her condition and ensuring that the patient voice is heard loud and clear.

    In this episode, Kathy-with-a-K talks to Cathy-with-a-C about how she got started out in patient advocacy through hard work and making connections.

    • 31 min
    FUMS 059 - A Solution for Heat Sensitivity in MS

    FUMS 059 - A Solution for Heat Sensitivity in MS

    Extremely hot temperatures can be unbearable for people with MS due to what is called Uhthoff's Phenomenon.
    This is the temporary worsening of MS symptoms caused by an increase in temperature, which can increase visual symptoms, fatigue, pain, balance, weakness, bladder issues, cognitive or sensory symptoms.
    In this episode, Kathy talks to Kurtis Kracke and Brad Dunn about their Undercool Cooling Vest - which was designed for and with people with MS - with a special discount for FUMSers.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

A_spareparts ,

Kathy is a gift

So grateful to have a Kathy on our team, speaking the honest truth about our experiences.

Mis Misty ,

Something new for me

I have had MS for almost 20 years. At some point I just quit doing my own research (to be my own advocate). This podcast has given me back some of that fire you need to advocate for yourself. Thank you for giving me back a little bit of the person I used to be.

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I love Kathy’s series MS around the world. I’d like to hear a series, “MS around the US”.

This podcast is appropriate for those of with MS, but I think people that are providing support to anyone would also get a lot out of it.

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