Stories for people affected by MS, by people affected by MS.
MS is different for everyone - we hope this blog reflects this.
My wife had booked eight nights at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como, the first time we had visited the Italian Lakes since I was diagnosed with primary progressive MS last year.
We both love Italy - the food, the wine and the people. Foreign travel can be daunting when you have MS, but I don’t want to let my diagnosis stop me enjoying life.
Six weeks ago, on a Friday night I was driving home from work and suddenly had double vision. In the couple of weeks leading up to this I’d become sensitive to light and thought I just needed to invest in some good sunglasses.
Having researched long and hard about what vehicle would be suitable, affordable, and give back a modicum of individuality, I realised it was not a people carrier I wanted, it was a ‘person’ carrier.
A Yank's life with MS
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the political season over on this side of the Atlantic. A time of promises made, unfulfilled promises called out and the ritual kissing of babies.
George Pepper was 22 when he was diagnosed with MS. In the first 15 months after his diagnosis George experienced seven relapses. Following this crash course in the condition, George created the social network Shift.ms to allow young MSers to connect with each other.
"My Mum's got MS."
Hearing my five year old say these words to his Granny was one of the darkest moments of my diagnosis.
He really hadn’t a clue what it was, or what it entailed, only that it was making his Mum extremely poorly and unable to care for him.
A Yank’s Life With MS
WOW! Thank you, London, for an absolutely amazing Olympic spectacle.
This month has been a really tough one for me. I should say for us, as a family, but I am being self-indulgent and feeling the change is mine alone.
Our youngest son has left primary school. This should be an exciting transition for him, and us, but I’m feeling quite sad and redundant about it.
July begins with Canada Day, which is quickly followed by American Independence Day and then France’s Bastille Day.
This is clearly the season of independence, so I want to talk about the way people living with multiple sclerosis attain, maintain and celebrate independence.
As I watched the Olympic Torch Relay pass through our town, my heart soared to hear the experiences of some of the torch bearers.