Stories for people affected by MS, by people affected by MS.
MS is different for everyone - we hope this blog reflects this.
I was diagnosed in 1998 and I have, on the whole, been extremely lucky with my MS (an odd notion in itself).
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.
While frosted window panes, ice-tipped trees and snowy laneways may be the stuff of a 19th century Currier and Ives painting of winter, they can make living with MS very difficult indeed.
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.
It's all about balance. I used to repeat this mantra several times a day to martial arts students and myself.
Proprioception - as anyone who has read Oliver Sacks's wonderful book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat will know - is our sense and our knowledge of our own bodies, of our body's position, and of the precise location of our limbs.
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’.