10 things you should know when your spouse has MS.

10 things you should know when your spouse has MS.

I came across the blog Modern Day MS and Carrie Stroud’s post from September 26, 2014, Ten Things You Should Know When Your Spouse Has MS. It really struck home with the feeling of being overwhelmed.

Understanding a new MS diagnosis

Understanding a new MS diagnosis

It’s a quick 3 min read and the perfect way to start the New Year. Reflecting on who you are, where you have come from and where you are going and how strong you really are.

Santa wants some UnderCooling!

By now most of you know that ThermApparel got it’s start looking for cooling solutions for people living with MS. As our journey has unfolded we have been struck by how so many other people have been excited about lightweight and comfortable cooling. And it makes me want to shout “See world, MSers aren’t all that different!”

It seems that the signature red suit is great up at the north pole but designed poorly for all of our heated malls.

As the holidays started to come around the corner, we started getting many inquiries from Santa Claus. It seems he and his helpers are not well acclimatized for the temperate world south of the north pole that most of us live in and that the signature red suit is great up at the north pole but designed poorly for all of our heated malls.

It seems Santa wants all the same things from cooling apparel that the rest of us want. Santa Ed “Hollywood Santa” had alot to say about our vest when he tried it for the first time yesterday. You can see his video review on his website or on youtube.

Giving Thanks

As we fall into November, those of us in the US. begin to think about the Thanksgiving holiday. As this is the holiday to celebrate the bountiful harvest of the years hard work, ask what we are thankful for.

I am thankful for chicken broth and Jello, let me explain, one of my favorite writers Robert Fulgham wrote the best meal he ever had was chicken broth and saltine crackers after having the Hong Kong Flu. He said the warm salty water tasted heavenly as it provided desperately needed nourishment. What I like most about the story is his ability be completely self aware while not feel good and finding beauty and gratitude in what is truly an awful situation.

 I know this from experience; I was hospitalized for 5 day with food poisoning (that’s why I had to add the Jello). I hope to always remember the thankfulness I experienced when I had jello as my first solid food in days. So give thanks to all those chicken broth and jello moments that make us who we are.

 As we here at ThermApparel think about the harvest of the year and prepare for winter we are thankful to all of you, and most of all to those of you who were generous enough to share you stories of all the great things that you have accomplished in your UnderCool.   

 

Thank you!   


There's fear and then there's FEAR.

Most of us think of October as the scariest month but we know for people living with heat sensitivity October can be one of the best times of year. Wouldn’t it be funny to celebrate Halloween in July? Now that’s scary!... at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the fall we enjoy a little fright with the haunted hayrides and haunted houses, but most people don’t know what true fear is. When you have a real concern for your safety combined with experience and add a little uncertainty this equals true fear.

I would like to commend all of you out there that overcome this challenge and let you know we are honored that we can help. It’s always great to hear stories of people not letting their fears stop them. For some people they put themselves in danger just to feel the accomplishment, think adrenaline sports like the X Games. What is your definition of FEAR and Accomplishment?

I’m not sure how this happened but it needs to be a part of the conversation, October is depression awareness month. Depression can be caused by isolation, inactivity, chronic pain and numerous other stresses.

This is a great chance to to get a twofer, so let’s conquer the scariest person in our lives (ourselves). Yes, one my least favorite words is coming…exercise. By using your UnderCool you can exercise without being as tired and recover faster. Now for the twofer, exercise has been shown in studies to be as effective as medication with depression. It has also been shown to lessen or slow the progression of some chronic disorders like MS. With a healthier happy body the daily things get easier which equals more participation which equals happier. happier = healthier / healthier = happier so lets start an upward spiral and it all starts with what others don’t understand, conquering real fear.