Cathy Chester is an award-winning health advocate and freelance writer whose flourishing blog, AnEmpoweredSpirit.com, focuses on staying positive despite a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Diagnosed with RRMS in 1986 (before any approved medications) Cathy knows how frightening this unpredictable disease can be. Today she helps others manage their MS journey by using her unique skills as a writer, patient and certified health advocate. She is a patient expert and moderator for MultipleSclerosis.net and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Her work has been featured in National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Momentum magazine, NARCOMS Now, and countless other online publications. Cathy is the official blogger for The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, the preeminent MS organization of healthcare professionals and researchers who, among other things, focuses on enhancing MS care and offers educational content about MS to its large multidisciplinary membership. Cathy lives in Northern New Jersey, is happily married and has an incredible son and two adorable cats.
At times it can be difficult to know whether the cognitive issues I experience are the result of aging or multiple sclerosis. According to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) more than half ... Read more