MS Mondays: Accessorizing for Halloween!

Can you believe it is already October? You know what happens in October, right? Halloween! It’s my 3rd favorite holiday, right after Christmas and my birthday (which should be a national holiday). In fact, if I could dress up every day, I would! Of course, not everyone shares my feelings on Halloween and I’m sure some of you with mobility issues don’t want to deal with dressing up or being in crowded spaces with a cane or a wheelchair. But maybe after you see this collection of costumes I rounded up from the internet, you’ll change your mind!

Amelia Earhart

How cool is this? Unfortunately, I can’t find the source for this picture, so I can’t applaud them for such a great costume. Nevertheless, this costume could easily be pulled off with a bit of cardboard and creative wizardry.

Renaissance Dude or Dudette 

To be fair, I’m willing to bet this guy is no stranger to renaissance festivals. Just look at that beard! This costume could also work if you wanted to don some armor and go as a knight riding into battle.

Darth Vader TIE Fighter 

This is one of my favorite costumes ever! Sure, it might take a little extra effort to construct, but it would win any costume contest HANDS DOWN.  Not wanting to go as the dark side of the force? How bout Luke Skywalker as an X-wing fighter?

Charlie Chaplin 

Nobody rocked a cane like Charlie Chaplin. This costume shouldn’t be too hard to pull off. A bowler hat, fake mustache and eyebrows and an ill-fitting suit are all you need. Of course, there are plenty of stores that sell the full costume; a quick Google search can help you find a good retailer.

Waldo 

As in, “Where’s Waldo?”, the popular children’s book series.

Fun Fact: Waldo is named Wally in the UK.  

Peewee Herman 

I saved my favorite for last. This is full dedication. The girl who create this costume is a paraplegic and creates all sorts of awesome costumes and art. Visit her website to check out more: http://kaseytararuj.blogspot.com/

If you’ve created some cool costumes, let me know about them in the comments!

And now it’s time for….

The MS Monday Motivational Moment 

Multiple Sclerosis Resources

UroMed provides links to the following educational resources for patients, caregivers and medical professionals to help increase awareness, support and assistance for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

We are also strong advocates. Almost 20% of UroMed’s Customer Care Associates or one of their family members has some form of disability, enabling us to share our understanding and expertise when working with you.

20% of UroMed employees either have a disability or a family member with a disability.

20% of UroMed employees either have a disability or a family member with a disability.

Just Diagnosed

You may have a wide range of questions and concerns if you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has created a special page to help you with the information and support you need to live comfortably and confidently with this change in your life. Please visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/newly-diagnosed/index.aspx

Advanced MS

Although MS is a progressive disease, the rate of progression differs from one person to another. The key message to anyone living with advanced MS is that there is always more that can be done to improve the situation. For people whose MS has become more disabling—and their family members and friends—the NMSS has provided information about how to manage the challenges they face at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/living-with-advanced-ms/index.aspx

Multiple Sclerosis & Urology Questions

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society also has produced an excellent brochure to assist people with urological information, Living with an MS Bladder.


About the Author:
 Lindsey Beacham, from Atlanta, serves as Marketing Coordinator for UroMed. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Criminology and from Georgia State University with a B.B.A in Marketing. When she’s not busy with marketing or studying for additional degrees, she enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

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