a month, she was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple

First, I didn think too much about the bit of double vision I experienced, says Flohr, a financial services administrator, based in Charlottetown, PEI. thought that I might just need a new eye glasses prescription. she says, when her optometrist advised her to visit her family physician and that appointment was quickly followed by referral to a neurologist and an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, she it was something more serious. a month, she was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and she has been living with the disease ever since. RRMS is the most common form of multiple sclerosis, affecting some 85 percent of those diagnosed. According to The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, people who have MS can expect a normal or near normal lifespan, thanks to improvements in symptom management and the MS disease modifying therapies. was a bit of a shock, says Flohr, a long time volunteer with the society. already knew something about MS because my mom, who is now in a wheelchair, has had progressive MS for the last 17 years and, along with my dad, I been a caregiver for her. think that my mother history probably sped up my diagnosis, adds Flohr, my symptoms are very different from those she has had to deal with for so many years. relapsing forms of MS, primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) is characterized by a slow accumulation of disability, most often related to walking, without any defined relapses. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada notes that approximately 10 per cent of people diagnosed with MS have primary progressive MS. Approximately half the people with the more common RRMS will develop secondary progressive MS within 10 to 20 years of diagnosis. Many people who continue to experience relapses will remain on treatment with one of the disease modifying therapies. Although no similar treatment is currently available for patients with PPMS, research into therapy is ongoing and progress has been made in recent years.

Prank Call: ”Queer Doc” opens with Queer Duck prank calling Dr. Laura’s radio show. Pun Oscar Wildcat accuses Openly Gator of crying ”crocodile tears” in the first episode. In another episode, he exclaims ”Boy George!”note ”By George!” Queer People Are Funny: The other 50% of the jokes are this. Rapid Fire Comedy: Considering that most of the cartoons are less than five minutes long, it’s inevitable that most of the jokes would be quick and broad. Screwy Squirrel: Queer Duck has shades of this in some episodes, getting his Heteronormative Crusader enemies into hijinks and jumping around a’la Daffy Duck. Shout Out The title sequence includes a shot of Queer Duck running through an open field with mountains in the background. In ”Wedding Blee Blues,” Oscar Wildcat points out the window of the airplane to something on the wing. Bi Polar Bear asks if it’s a gremlin. ”The Gay Road To Morocco.” An animated Bob Hope and Bing Crosby even make a cameo at the beginning. In ”Radio Head,” Openly Gator defeats Dr. Laura by throwing a bucket of water on her, causing her to melt. At the end of ”Santa Clause Is Coming. Out,” all four main characters look up while singing softly as snow falls around them a’la A Charlie Brown Christmas. Take That!: ”Queer As Fowl” has a fairly subtle dig at AIDS and homopboia reducing the average life expectancy of gay men when Queer Duck complains about having to sit through too many funerals for his friends. Transparent Closet: The first episode starts with Queer Duck realizing that it’s National Coming Out Day and announcing to the waiting room of his office that he’s gay, only to be met with silent, blank stares. The next scene has him telling his friends that everyone cheered and hugged him. The Unfavorite: Both Queer Duck and his lesbian sister Melissa are seen by their parents as inferior to their straight brother Lucky. Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Queer Duck himself is vain http://ufp-bdm.com/?p=12328, promiscuous and generally egotistical, but he always gets the bad guy in the end. Weight Woe: The plot of ”Gym Neighbors” kicks off with Openly Gator crying over his fat ass. What Did I Do Last Night? Episode 2 opens with the aftermath of a crazy drunken party at Queer Duck’s house. After looking over the mess from their bed, Openly Gator rolls over and sees a hippo in bed with them. In ”Mardi Foie Gras,” Queer Duck gets drunk and wakes up in bed with a woman. Whole Plot Reference: Bi Polar Bear and the Glorious Hole is one of Winnie the Pooh and The Honey Tree. You Have to Have Jews: Queer Duck’s very stereotypical Jewish family. His mother is even played by Estelle Harris! Queer Duck himself is a huge fan of Barbra Streisand.

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