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How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in Dawn's accessible country garden?

24 May 2017 | Sheahan Arnott
More and more evidence is building about the value of gardening for people with MS, and now summer’s arrived it’s a good chance to spend time doing just that. We spoke to Dawn to find about more about her special garden and how it helps her manage her MS. My passion for gardening started when I did work experience at a florist at age fourteen. I loved being surrounded by the aroma and learning about the flowers. I became so knowledgeable they took...

Kiss Goodbye to…alcohol: how I survive a sober night out

24 May 2017 | Hannah Paull
So you’ve binned the booze for Kiss Goodbye – great start. Worried how you’ll cope on your next night out and beyond? Never fear. Thanks to an alcohol allergy, I've been embracing sober nights out for years. Here are my top tips for unwin(e)ding on an alcohol-free night out. >> Sign up to Kiss Goodbye to something this bank holiday weekend. 1. Act natural A few of your friends might know you’re off the wine, but no one...

Kiss Goodbye to MS: a conversation with MS

22 May 2017 | Caroline
MS: *brightly* Hiiiiiya. Me: *reading* Oh, hi. MS: *looks smug, puffs chest out* Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiya. Me: *reluctantly putting down book* You looked pleased with yourself. MS: Yes, you won't believe what they're saying about me! Me: That you're a brain-scrambling, attention-seeking diva? MS: There’s no need to be like that. Me: I think you’ll find there’s every need. So go on then, what are they saying about you? MS: Well, it...

The wedding crasher: MS and planning our big day

18 May 2017 | ClaireyCee
Last summer my fiancé James made me the happiest girl in the world when he asked me to marry him. We were on holiday in Berlin and it was a very romantic proposal under the Brandenburg Gate! We're now starting the huge task of planning our Big Day. There’s a lot to consider. When and where? Kilt or suit? What colour of dress? Who to put on the guest list? For us deciding the guest list is actually pretty simple - with one...

Help review new drug for relapsing MS

17 May 2017 | Babs Guthrie
Cladribine, a new Disease Modifying Therapy (DMT) for treating relapsing MS could soon be available on the NHS. Right now, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is deciding whether to grant cladribine a license for treating relapsing MS. Alongside this, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is carrying out a review to decide if it should be made available on the NHS. >> Read more about cladribine Can you help? We'll be submitting...

5 ways we got loud during MS Week

15 May 2017 | hmaunder
  I support MS nurses This year for MS Week we got loud for MS specialist nurses, and the fantastic work they do across Scotland to support people with MS.  1. We spoke to more than half the parliament's MSPs We set up an exhibition about MS nurses in the heart of the Scottish Parliament, right outside the debating chamber.  This meant we could speak directly to MSPs about MS and the...

Living with anxiety and MS

12 May 2017 | Paula Sanchez
Paula I was diagnosed with MS four years ago, aged 22. I also live with anxiety, which means I sometimes feel fearful and scared in everyday life. I can wake up feeling worried and nervous for absolutely no reason. It comes out of nowhere and it’s something I’ve experienced for years. Having MS can be scary because you just never know how the condition is going to present itself or how it will behave. When I...

They hopped to play our Spring Raffle 2017… and they won!

10 May 2017 | Babs Guthrie
Brown rabbits holding a placard that reads: Our Spring Raffle is now closed. Are you one of the lucky winners? We’re very happy to announce the names of our Spring Raffle winners! A huge thank you to all our incredible supporters who entered or donated. You've helped to raise over £127,000 - a terrific amount that will support our vital research and help to improve the lives of people with MS. The winners...

Five tips for living with MS and mental wellbeing

08 May 2017 | Barbara Stensland
Barbara We asked people living with MS to share their top tips for wellbeing. Our blogger Barbara has looked at NHS Choices five steps to mental wellbeing and adapted them for people living with MS. Connect The first tip for wellbeing from NHS Choices is to connect with the people around you: your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Spend time developing these relationships. When we’re diagnosed with MS, we...

10 uplifting quotes for the not so good days

08 May 2017 | Babs Guthrie
Today's guest blog is from a donkey who knows MS inside out. Meet Dizzy, close friend and confidante of actress Heather, the star of our latest MS:Enough campaign video. The not so good days Today our post is on quotes. It’s completely normal in life to have not so good days whether you have a chronic illness or not. Even Dizzy gets them!...

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