Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Demyelination #AtoZofMS #poetry #AtoZChallenge

The process of damaging or stripping away
myelin from an axon is called demyelination.

The nerves are bare
Where once they were safe
Now they are open
In a risky place

Now those signals
Can fire away
Some get lost
Others stick and stay

My Optic Nerve
Has had enough
They've put up with lots
Now they've given up

My left hand movement
Is less controlled
The nerves for those limbs
Now are like 80 year old

And on my skin
Those nerves are crazy
Fizzing and buzzing
They're never lazy

It's all the fault
Of something attacking
The myelin protection
That's MS happening

Messages that pass along a demyelinated nerve 
become delayed or blocked. 
As the central nervous system controls 
processes throughout the body,
a wide range of symptoms can occur, 
depending on where the nerve damage has happened. 
For example, damage to areas in the spinal cord 
can lead to problems with mobility or weakness.

Find out more about MS at
MS Trust A to Z

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A to Z of Blessings at LLM Calling

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  1. Impressed how you got this subject into a poem, quite the feat but I'm sure I'm going to be saying that about a lot of your A to Z posts!

    Mars xx
    @TrollbeadBlog from
    Curling Stones for Lego People

  2. Beautiful!! Your poetry has the most amazing flow. Great way to raise awareness!

  3. I'm very impressed with your poem, thank you for raising awareness I know very little about this condition, but will be checking out the rest of your posts to learn more. Thank you for joining us at #BloggerClubUK hope to see you again this week X