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Martin Baum

Headshot of MS blogger Martin Baum

After several MS relapses Martin is rebuilding his writing career by producing MS-related blogs and articles.

Being a father with MS

What does Father’s Day mean to me? Once upon a time it was quite a sanguine affair which has long-since evolved and bonded a relationship between myself and my son.

What I'll be celebrating on World MS Day

World MS Day takes place on 30 May every year. It’s an annual opportunity to share stories and raise awareness for everyone affected by MS. As an MSer for almost 40 years, I wanted to share a part of my day with other MSers and non MSers alike.

The Hungry Catheter

A defining moment in my early years trying to establish a relationship with MS came right out of left field.

The week that left me humbled

Depending on which side of the superstition divide you stand, there is a rule of thought that says either good or bad things come in threes.

When the MS bubble bursts

At the age of 60 I wasted what feels like a lifetime inside a bubble of my own making. I burst it only a couple of years ago when I worked it out that it really was better to live life and not MS.

Hearts and MS minds

Thinking of others does make a difference, not least because it distracts us from our own troubles. Try it - it works.

MS at 60

For my 60th birthday, my wife, son and his partner decided to surprise me with a weekend in Paris.

Great feets of endeavour

Blessed with a combination of lack of sensitivity, poor balance and circulatory problems, my feet have become an absolute liability all year round.

Let your MS shine

It’s hard to maintain a decent sense of self while simultaneously trying to cope with MS. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Radio 4 MS research review

Caroline Wyatt’s Radio 4 PM programmes about MS research certainly lived up to the BBC’s remit to educate, inform and entertain.

Chasing an MS cure down under

If told that there was a chance of a cure for MS, most people, I imagine, would jump at it. Even if it was on the other side of the world.

Still relevant in an MS world

Being relevant is many things to many people and I am no exception. After one too many MS relapses I stopped writing and it was then I felt I was no longer relevant.

Collecting for the MS Society in the 80s

With the forthcoming MS Awareness Week and World MS Day looming large, I’m put in mind of the first time I was out collecting on the street with a roll of MS Society stickers and a collection box.

MS by stealth

MS is such a sly illness. Only people who live with it know how unforgiving it can often be.

Meditation and medication

I still can’t say why or how focusing my mind has resulted in a calming of my MS-related symptoms, but it appears to have done just that.