‘It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity’

June 6, 2011

Here are three good reasons to have a blog titled “MS with a Southern accent.”

First, a lower percentage of people in the southern U.S. are said to have MS as compared to those who live in the northern part of the country. In fact, in all parts of the world, MS is more common at northern latitudes that are farther from the equator and less common in areas closer to the equator. As a result, this blog approaches MS from a slightly more tropical perspective.

Second, Southerners are purported to be naturally born storytellers, so this blog should practically write itself with only a little help from me.

And third, the Deep South is the hottest and most humid place to live in the whole country. Throw MS into the mix, and it’s not pretty. It makes my hair frizzy and MS symptoms worse. I probably spend at least four months of each year holed up in my own home so that I can minimize the effects of heat and humidity. On the other hand, I have plenty of time to write.

Looks like I found my niche.


5 Responses to “‘It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity’”

  1. Dale Short Says:

    Or as I once heard a Southerner say, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humility.”


  2. Terri Christians Says:

    I currently live in Rockford, IL. However, I grew up in Tampa,FL. I also realize( now that I know what the symptoms are) I had MS as a teenager. Yes, for me it is the humidity that bothers me most. Heat is okay till it gets near 85 dergrees or higher.


  3. Donna Says:

    I’m enjoying your blog – thanks!


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