Soon I’ll be going to the gym. I'm very tired and part of me wants to stay on the sofa but exercise can be good for fatigue so I’ll go - and enjoy a brew with my friend afterwards. Just arriving at the gym feels like an achievement, so doing some exercise while I’m there is a bonus!
For some it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for others Christmas is full of stressful last minute shopping trips and burnt roast potatoes.
With tinsel, wrapping paper and turkey all fighting for your attention, it can be difficult to manage your MS during the busy festive season. To help, we asked some people with MS for their top tips.
We take a plant nearly as tall as a room, move it into a house already chock-a-block with stuff and then hang breakables from every branch… What could go wrong?
MS or not, many people have their own stories of minor Christmas tree disasters.
Christmas for my family is all about sharing experiences and creating memories.
Chris has been working at the same company for over 20 years. We spoke to him about honesty, supportive employers and MS in the workplace.
What do you do?
I’m a boat builder. I make canoes and kayaks.
When were you diagnosed with MS?
I was diagnosed five years ago.
When did you tell your employer?
Figuring out the best treatment option for you can be tricky, but Liz found her MS nurse made all the difference.
Liz on Emma
When did you first meet?
I met Emma on a visit to the MS Therapy Centre. I felt I needed some more help and guidance following a clinic appointment.
How did you feel leading up to the first appointment?
It can take a long time to become comfortable with a diagnosis like MS. I’m not totally sure I’m all the way there yet. But since I found out I had it in 2013, I’ve been coming to terms with what MS means for my life.
Hello UK, my name is Mette, I have MS and I live in the middle of Denmark in a small town. I'm 41 years old, married to my soulmate, who's British, and together we have two lovely, funny, naughty, cute, strong children - Grace Lily, 11 and Jesse, 9.