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Advice on stem cell therapy for Multiple Sclerosis at Russian clinic

A family member who has recently been diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS is interested in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy at a specific clinic in Moscow. Can you advise me about whether this is a good idea? [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Aug 17, 2016 - 19 answers

Can I get MS prescription filled before losing my insurance plan?

Hello all, I can't find this answer anywhere (without directly asking my insurance company). My wife has multiple sclerosis, and without insurance her medication costs $6k per month. On our current plan I play $30 for a 3 month supply via the specialty pharmacy home delivery. We are losing this coverage at the end of August, but have a delivery in progress and will receive the next 6 months worth before we lose coverage. Is there some way they can charge me for the medication already received if I lose coverage for the following months? [more inside]
posted by fumbducker on Aug 1, 2016 - 12 answers

How to make a compelling case to outsource MS Sharepoint work to experts

This is for a company that is wanting to migrate from on-premise Sharepoint to Sharepoint Online. There's obvious benefits of cost savings to do things in-house, i.e. use IT staff who knows about MS Sharepoint to do it themselves, gain knowledge from the experience. But, what if said IT staff and colleagues are time poor and don't hold any Sharepoint certifications (despite being intelligent generalists) and don't want to take on this type of responsibility? What if this company is quasi-government and has a global footprint? (risk averse) What compelling case can we make to suggest hiring external consultants to do the job for them? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jul 18, 2016 - 5 answers

What to ask a consultant about Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

A family member has been diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. He has an appointment to see a second consultant for confirmation of the diagnosis, and wants to use this as an opportunity to find out as much helpful information as possible. We understand that there is currently no effective treatment for Primary Progressive MS. What should he ask the consultant in order to get the most out of this appointment? We are in the UK. Many thanks.
posted by paduasoy on Jul 8, 2016 - 4 answers

MS: Hematopoietic stem cell transplant vs. Lemtrada; support/info group

Friend has multiple sclerosis (MS), recently a lot worse. She's deciding between treatments: Lemtrada, or a hematopoietic stem cell transplant at the Clinica Ruiz in Mexico (since it's incredibly expensive and doing it abroad is 1/3 the cost of getting it done in the US). Anybody have research, info, or personal experience with these treatments or this clinic? Do you know any really good MS support/info groups?
posted by LobsterMitten on May 9, 2016 - 6 answers

New Multiple sclerosis diagnosis what is next?

Asking for my friend. My 42 year old friend was just diagnosed with very early stage MS. She wants a second opinion. How do you go about finding somebody? Original diagnosis at Cleveland MS Clinic. Willing to travel to MD, DC, PA, or about 6 hours from Cleveland. Ignore insurance issues. TIA!
posted by Coffee Bean on May 5, 2016 - 4 answers

What is it like to be in a partnership where one person has limited mobility?

What are the adaptations in your house that you've made to make your life a little easier (e.g., walk-in shower, service dog)? Is the limited mobility something you think about every day, or does it just become a part of your life after a while? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2015 - 12 answers

How will Bing's switch to AOL search/ad tech affect Rewards Program?

According to this: But how will Bing Rewards be impacted?
posted by Grease on Jun 30, 2015 - 3 answers

What is this mystery illness?

I need help diagnosing my condition! I’m going through some extreme (for me) health issues that are undiagnosed for around 5 years. The symptoms (listed below) started super mild (a tingling in my left hand) and have been getting worse gradually but never got better, there was never a period of relapse. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2015 - 29 answers

good or bad idea to pursue BS & MS in earth science at same institution?

Would it be imprudent to pursue a Master's in Earth Science at the same institution that gave me a Bachelor's in that field? Much vacillation within. [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Feb 16, 2015 - 7 answers

Learn me Java

What are some analogous technologies in the Java world, compared to the MS stack? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser on Jan 13, 2014 - 2 answers

Is my neurologist incompetent, lazy or reasonable?

My Doctor wants me back on MS modifying medications. To avoid going back on the self-injecting MS medications I am trying the new pill forms. These medications all have side effects that sometimes go away or lessen over time. I am willing to soldier through this period with help. The prescribing Doctor does not want to deal with the side effects. [more inside]
posted by cairnoflore on Nov 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Resources for deciding to be a mother?

I'm looking for resources (books, websites, etc.) to help me gain a balanced perspective on whether or not motherhood is right for me, given my anxieties and health issues. [more inside]
posted by Maya Cecile on Nov 2, 2013 - 15 answers

Most cost effective way to purchase Office 2010 in volume?

What is the most cost effective way to purchase roughly 50 Microsoft Office Standard 2010/2013 licenses? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 14, 2013 - 2 answers

Can I work on creating an etsy shop while on disability?

I have just been diagnosed with MS and my doctor has told me the tests will document my issues, and that it will endanger my livelihood. [more inside]
posted by squirbel on Aug 9, 2013 - 19 answers

How do I convert Kingsoft Writer back to Word (and do I really want to?)

Kingsoft Office appears to have hitched a ride on some software I downloaded recently (thank you, CNET). In a further act of pushiness, it seems to have converted all my MS Word files into Kingsoft Write 2013 files. Is there any way to convert them back to MS Word and make Kingsoft just go away? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Jul 30, 2013 - 8 answers

Group Health Insurance Options

I need group health insurance, but I don't know what my options are with the new potential changes in the law. I am in the East Bay, in California. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2013 - 6 answers

MS Access Combo Box Fields behaving strangely.

I'm putting together an Access database (woe is me), which includes some "multiple choice" fields, that contain a defined list of options. I've got some code that puts together a query, and generates a report. The way these fields are displayed in this report is inconsistent, and I'm trying to figure out why. [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jun 9, 2013 - 1 answer

Multiple Sclerosis - Disability

I will try to keep this short....My wife (37yo) was diagnosed w/ MS in 2007. Since that time she really hasn't had any really bad symptoms or issues. Well it has now reared its ugly head and she has major fatigue, legs hurting really bad, and she is very scared. She went to her nuero and he said she has now more lesions and a "black hole", and that he was going to do his best to keep her out of a wheelchair or off of a cane. My question is about disability. At her current job she has no short or long term disability. So what are her options? Her doctor asked if she could go part time, however as a family of 4 we couldn't afford that. We are just looking at options, so any guidance or answers would be extremely helpful. Also, we live in Texas if that helps any.
posted by flipmiester99 on Apr 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me Access my SQL!

Ok, I have an application that is using a back end of MS Access...I have another application that needs to get some of the data in the Access db but it is only SQL compatible. So...how do I set up an ODBC connection that will pull data from the Access db and write it out to a SQL db? This data needs to be updated hourly... Thanks for your assistance!
posted by keep it tight on Mar 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Given that I'm unmarried, I'll never understand why they'd reach for 'Mrs.'

I am a professor. I have a Ph.D. I'm also a woman. How do I deal with students who call me Ms., Miss, or Mrs.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2012 - 94 answers

How do I create a product roadmap editable by multiple parties?

How to create a new product development roadmap style document that allows people to corporate? [more inside]
posted by djfreex on Sep 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Looking for a job (with MS) in Seattle

A recent diagnosis of MS, a year of living off my savings (no unemployment) and a need for some thoughtful advice from the hive mind. More inside. [more inside]
posted by superguppy on Aug 16, 2012 - 9 answers

What would an early 50's man with MS like to volunteer for?

What would an early 50's man with MS like to volunteer for? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Aug 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Word spacing screwed up by saving on faulty flash drive?

When I save MS Word docs, a lot of my spacings between words are being eliminated. In just about every sentence, it happens at least once! To be clear, instead of something like "and the", it will say "andthe". Could it be a faulty flash drive? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Feb 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Need some pointers on creating a simple inventory database

Need help setting up a simple Access database. I'm trying to reconcile a bunch of inventory, which is all recorded in multiple Excel spreadsheets. I want to import all the Excel files into an Access database so I can match them up all at the same time. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 answers

MS Access Query Query

Complicated (or probably not complicated) MS Access question that I'm not sure how to google for. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Feb 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Where did my style go?

Why did my favorite bar style option vanish from Microsoft Project 2007 after upgrading to Windows 7 and re-installing? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Nov 23, 2011 - 3 answers

word 2007

Word 2007: I want to create an outline where each level is a different color. Is there any way to do this as I'm typing? (instead of manually later) I've tried styles, but I can't figure out how to apply the color to the text (content) as well as just the outline heading.
posted by amsterdam63 on Sep 28, 2011 - 4 answers

fear of the unknown

I'm 21, I might have MS, and the fear is making me go crazy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2011 - 24 answers

What are the ideal Relationships for my MS Access database?

MS Access Database Relationship Help. I am relatively new user of MS Access and need to figure out the ideal or proper relationship between the tables I have created for multiple company's financial statements that will provide the most flexibility when viewing and comparing the financial statements. [more inside]
posted by otto42 on Jul 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Enable hyperlink on a forwarded message

Help w/ MS Outlook 2003. How do I enable the hyperlink function on forwarded and replied emails? [more inside]
posted by thekorruptor on Jun 16, 2011 - 2 answers

One Demyelination Event Is Plenty For Me Thanks - Would Moving Near The Equator Help?Where Exactly??

30 something caucasian male living way up top in North America was diagnosed with transverse myelitis recently. I'm full mobile again miraculously but experience crazy neuropathic symptoms... I was told that my chances of having MS down the road are about 30%. Should I move as close to the equator as possible to reduce my risks? if yes, where exactly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Examining 300 MS Word documents, looking for shortcuts

How would one go about the task of recording the word-counts of hundreds of MS Word documents? Is this something that could be automated? [more inside]
posted by cac on Feb 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me give a friend what she needs during a tough time

A friend had some devastating news this week: she is losing her sight and (symptoms indicate) it's due to multiple sclerosis. I am young enough that I haven't yet helped friends through serious illness and lifelong physical disabilities, and I would really appreciate some advice on how I can give her the support that she needs, both in terms of practical matters and the realm of feelings. Much more detail inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Is extended breastfeeding likely protective against MS?

I just found a study from the '70s that suggests that extended breastfeeding can be protective against MS because it promotes healthy myelinization. My husband has MS, so should I breastfeed our children longer? To what age? Are there any studies about breastmilk and REmyelinization? i.e., Is there any benefit to my husband partaking of a breastmilk tonic while we have it in production? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2011 - 14 answers

What do I ask a graduate program when I don't actually have any questions?

What do I ask a graduate program when I don't actually have any questions? More inside... [more inside]
posted by hammerthyme on Oct 28, 2010 - 8 answers

How to create Outlook email links in plain text?

How can I get Outlook to create a text link to an email instead of a graphical icon link when drag-and-dropping into another MS app? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Sep 29, 2010 - 5 answers

what does the 64-bit version of MS Office 2010 have going for it?

What would the 64-bit version of MS Office 2010 get me that the 32-bit version of MS Office 2007 would not? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Sep 26, 2010 - 6 answers

Newbie to MS Access deleted something essential. HELP!

[MSAccess Filter] HELP! I have been thrust into Access with no understanding of how it works beyond a 10-minute "use this" and "do that" session. Now I think I inadvertently deleted a couple of essential "forms." Can I get them back? Or rebuild them? I know the data must still be in there, but I don't know how to display it. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Sep 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Is it worth it to get a M.S. or a Ph.D in Computer Science?

Is it worth it to get a M.S. or a Ph.D in Computer Science? What kinds of doors would they open? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Jul 23, 2010 - 23 answers

Compelling reason to upgade to Exchange Server 2010

What are the most compelling reasons to upgrade/migrate from Exchange Server 2007 to 2010? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jul 20, 2010 - 2 answers

His name is not Dr. Spaceman

Over the past eight years I have exhibited what might be the early signs of MS. It's my understanding that early on, the only way to know is to get an MRI. However, my GP is dismissive and doesn't seem familiar with this. I am in the United States. YANMD but I don't know if my doctor knows what he's talking about. How to proceed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2010 - 27 answers

I Choo Choo Choose You.

To what extent is it acceptable to "shop around" for graduate programs in the basic sciences (as far as initiating contact with potential labs goes)? In particular, is it ethical to contact more than one PI at the same institution? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Have paragraphs. Want just the hyperlinks. In Excel.

Need list of trade publications. Found huge one on Ulrich's web. How can I remove all information except for the (hyperlinked) titles, ideally in a way that keeps the titles on separate lines so I can then paste them into Excel? [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on May 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Find missing text in MS Word 2004 on a Macbook

Argh! Just pressed don't save on MS word (2004 for Mac - Macbook OSX 10.6.3) and now trying to locate autosaved previous versions of document. Help!!! More incompetence inside.... [more inside]
posted by you're only jung once on Apr 26, 2010 - 4 answers

What does having spasticity feel like to you?

What does having spasticity feel like to you? CP, MS, stroke, help me understand. [more inside]
posted by ticketmaster10 on Apr 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Hike! Hike! Hike Your Pants Up!

I am wanting to enjoy some outdoor exploration this year in Washington state. The catch is, I have multiple sclerosis and my ability to walk is severely hampered (I can walk short distances- maybe about a city block or 2 at a time, sometimes I need a cane, but not wheelchair bound). Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Apr 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Please, Jackson, keep my mind off my troubles.

What should I do, see and eat in the evenings in Jackson MS during the week (on and off for the next few months). [more inside]
posted by Seamus on Apr 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Journalist ponders life outside this sinking industry

I want to be a corporate litigator. Or a government economist. Or a geophysicist. Or corporate finance guru. Or something. Please held this 32-year-old journalist explore possible second career options. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Apr 12, 2010 - 30 answers

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