A Stylish Summer with Relapsing MS By Chad, Husband, Father, Software Engineer • July 12, 2018
Anyone living with relapsing MS can tell you, summer heat, MS, and fashion don’t always go together. That may be why I enjoy colder months more as they tend to work better with the sport coats, long sleeves, and bow ties that I enjoy so much. Or maybe if I switch to short sleeves and shorts my colorful socks (that of course match my bow tie) will make more of a fashion statement. The key to transitioning my look to warmer weather is adaptation. Sometimes my warmer weather look includes items you won’t ever notice. For example, a cold bandana wrapped around my neck or a discreet cooling vest filled with small gel-filled ice packs around my chest or waist. Looking my best doesn’t always mean on the outside, sometimes looking my best means keeping cool on the inside, which translates to me being happier and enjoying life. And that’s what life is all about, right?
Many companies make cooling vests that may come in very handy in the heat. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a helpful list of places to get cooling equipment. I don’t always use them, but there have been times I’ve been able to do things in the heat for longer because I could cool down.
My advice to you: ask your healthcare provider, contact your local MS Society, or just do some good ole fashioned research to find items that can help you enjoy warmer weather more comfortably.
Now it’s your turn! How do you adapt to warmer weather? Please let me know by posting your comment below!
- LIVING WITH RELAPSING MS
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