Multiple Sclerosis Word Cloud

The plan

I want to build a word cloud or a picture of words that is associated with multiple sclerosis.

A multiple sclerosis word cloud

A multiple sclerosis word cloud

This is a way to visualize text. A word cloud picture shows the frequency of word usage and the more frequently a word is used so the size of the word in the word cloud increases. The more people that send in a list of words conected with multiple sclerosis so the representation will be fairer. In this case the words will not be linked to this or any other website.

What do I want you to do?

I want you to tell me the first few words that come into your mind when you think about multiple sclerosis. I would like somewhere between 5 and 15 words from each person. Don’t take hours doing this, in fact it should not take more than about 5 minutes.  Some suitable words, initials or phrases that you might use could be RRMS or stiffness or balance or drop foot or optic neuritis or tysabri or double vison. To make life easier for me please don’t use capital letters except where only the initial letter of a word is being used. So use RRMS and not rrms. Of course you could use relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis.

How?

If you have MS then writing out the list of words won’t be difficult. You can use the comments section at the bottom of the post or you can send the list to me via email – [email protected] with a subject line of Wordcloud.

What am I going to do with them?

I will use the words you send me to create a word cloud. I will post it onto the website so that everyone can see what these words are. I am going to cheat the system a bit, where there is more than one word such as double vision then I will join the two words together using a dot or ‘.’, so double vision will become double.vision. The reason is simple, a space is a delimiter and each word is considered on its own.

So why do it straight away but please only do it once.

2 responses to “Multiple Sclerosis Word Cloud”

  1. Lenus Buzgoi says:

    unique
    challenging
    unpredictable
    emotional
    awake call
    fearing
    awareness
    life changing

  2. Ian Franks says:

    Hi Patrick
    I’ve just rattled off 20 words for you. There are so many more!
    I wanted to include some that many people are less likely to suggest.
    Hope this helps.
    Ian

    fun
    dignity
    people
    support group
    living
    stretching
    holding
    dropping
    wheelchair
    scooter
    carer
    love
    family
    keeping positive
    imbalance
    falling
    incontinence
    walking stick
    perseverance
    isolation

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