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

MS is different for everyone - read real stories and tips from people who know.

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"My dogs allow me to take things at my own pace."

Morag

Since her MS diagnosis Morag has found her four-legged friends to be a constant source of support.

I’m 67 years old and proud mum, mum-in-law, and granny to three fabulous kids whose lives I’ve been lucky enough to share to the full.

Skool runnings: MS and being mum to a teenager

Teenage boy with his head in a book

MS hit our little family of two when The Teenager had just started high school.

MS Create: designs from MRI scans

Designer Kirsty Stevens has made a career out of her creativity – and her business was inspired by her MS.

I work full time at my surface pattern design label, Charcot. Using the visible lesion shapes from my own MRI scans, I’ve turned a negative into a positive by using these shapes in designs for things like silk scarves and screen prints.

MS Create: playing the piano

Hello there, my name is Hannah and I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in December 2014. Recently I’ve got back into a hobby that I’ve learnt to love again: playing the piano.

I’ve always been able to play the piano from an early age. My aunt is a music teacher and she has taught me over the years.

MS and creativity: finding my motivation

I was diagnosed with MS two and a half years ago, aged 26. I struggled to deal with my diagnosis and felt very angry with the world. Recently though I’ve turned a corner and become more accepting of it.

MS Create: “I’ve gone from being in a dark place to a world filled with colour”

Lucie Wake tells us how her passion for art helped her bounce back from an MS relapse.

When I tell my MS story, I like to focus on the positives.

I’ve always been described as a colourful character. Having a creative outlet is important to me. After school, I did an art degree and got a BA in ceramics. Colour was central to my work.

HSCT insights: dealing with isolation

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What’s it like having HSCT? Three people who’ve had the treatment share their experiences.

People having HSCT typically spend about a month in isolation following chemotherapy. This is to keep them safe while their immune system rebuilds.

In this blog, we look at what helped them cope with being apart from friends and family.

My tips for having an MRI scan

Nicola

I was diagnosed with MS in 2014 and MRI scans have become routine. They helped with my diagnosis, and since then I’ve had two more (two brain and two spinal).

School’s out: tips for summer fun from an MS mummy

Joanne Chapman lives with MS – and a toddler. These are her tips for enjoying the summer holidays with your little ones

How I became a para athlete

Amar-Mazigh Aichoun was diagnosed with MS at 13. Now he's a para athlete. He tells us about racing, his training and how MS affects him.

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