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Stories for people affected by MS, by people affected by MS.

MS is different for everyone - we hope this blog reflects this.

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Dishing it up in the MS Life Kitchen

TrevisChef and blogger Trevis L Gleason will be stirring up good food and good tips for people with multiple sclerosis at MS Life 2014 in Manchester. Will you be there?

Coming out

Chris on London UndergroundI have primary progressive MS. Who should I tell about this?

Should I tell everyone? Does it matter?

It's a topic that often comes up for discussion among people with MS.

A recipe for disaster? Cooking and MS

Barbara and her sonIf you ever fancy a laugh, feel free to come and see me in my kitchen.

I love cooking. Sadly, MS doesn’t. I used to pride myself on making every meal from scratch.

Some things I haven’t said about my MS

Portrait of AnnThings are looking better this year. I can feel my feet and my toes.

I've been diagnosed for 14 months now and I've realised there are some things about my MS that I haven't told my friends.

Postcards from the edges: Shana's story

‘If you are affected by disability, what do you want to tell the world? Design a Postcard!’ 

I looked at the project brief from ‘Postcards from the edges’ and smiled. I knew exactly what I wanted to say. Five minutes later I had made my postcard and sent it off.

Putting MS in its place

Mary sitting in front of a lakeIt’s taken me years to put MS into a manageable place in my head.

For a long time I was all too aware of things I could no longer do with family and friends, and I became somewhat obsessed with how my body kept reducing what it could do.

Where am I now? Finding the balance

Chris on the London UndergroundI haven't written a blog for some time, and I've decided to ask, and answer, the question 'Where am I now?'.

I have primary progressive MS. This type of MS starts off very mild and progresses in a roughly linear fashion.

Coming to terms with MS

Mike sitting in his gardenLife is not always fair. If things were different, what would you be doing? Really?

It’s easy to blame MS for stealing previously laid plans, but in truth the chances are that life would be very different now, regardless of your surprise with dealing with MS too.

A Yank’s Life With MS: holidays, stress and MS

TrevisOne of my favorite American television characters (a character who happened to live with MS) once said, “Stress is something they invented for flavored coffee advertisements”.

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