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I live in South London. Plan: visit my friends in Bow, taking my wheelchair with me.
The one person who was firmly in my mind on the day I received my diagnosis of MS last year was my dad. Over three decades earlier, he died aged 35 from complications arising from his MS. We are bound by diagnosis but our situations could not be more different.
It's a bit of a shock when you are suddenly not as mobile as you once were. You have to change your whole way of life. I used to thrive on speeding from one project to another and always running to a tight schedule.
Dating as a 30-something divorced single parent was never going to be easy. Throw in a recent diagnosis of MS and perhaps I should just put my fluffy slippers on, crack open the Häagen-Dazs and watch TV with the cat.
It's snowing again and I've heard we're going to have another cold spell with blizzards. The cold weather seems to make my symptoms worse. I wonder if this is the same for others with MS? I was diagnosed in November so this all feels new to me. I guess I'll learn as I go on.
Saturday morning, early January, it’s time to show you ‘still’ have MS! Time to visit a(nother) doctor for a(nother) medical assessment.
Happy New Year.
A Yank’s Life With MS
I hadn’t realised how easy it was to cheer myself up when feeling particularly ‘Disabled’, until I heard the expression ‘Less-abled’.
I’ve always been inclined to believe in the old saying, ‘When one door closes, another door opens’, but haven’t seen much evidence of it in the last few years. As one door slams, so do the neighbouring ones, and normally in quick succession.
But in these last few months things seem to have taken a rather more encouraging turn.