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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.

Latest entries

Julie's blog - looking on the bright side

Hello all!

My name is Julie, I’m 31 and I have secondary progressive MS. I’ve been in a wheelchair for about a year now. Still haven’t mastered the wheelie yet but there is time.

Gillian's blog - MS and the elephant in the room

"I’m sure all of our experiences of MS are as unique as the disease itself. As someone who was newly diagnosed, I found that people were often a little uncomfortable around me during that first acute relapse.

Fred's blog - lack of mobility sucks!

“Hello, my name’s Fred. I’ve got MS and I’ve had it for 15 years or so.”

I’m Karen and I’m Fred’s daughter. Dad and I will be writing this blog together. I’m going to ask him what he’d like to talk about in the post, tape the conversation, then turn it into a blog post.

Scott's blog - coping with mum's diagnosis

Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills shared the story of his mum’s diagnosis with MS to Mail on Sunday readers at the weekend. Scott is running the Eden Project Half Marathon for the MS Society on Sunday 9 October.

Christopher's blog - taking to wheels

"In the last couple of years my walking range and stamina have shrunk so much that I decided last summer to get a wheelchair so that I could do longer outings without getting completely shattered.

Trevis's blog - a Yank’s Life With MS

A Voice of America

First, please allow me to say “thank you”.  Thank you to the United Kingdom for the Magna Carta, Shakespeare, Dickens, The Beatles and The Royals … in no particular order. I wanted to get that taken care of, straight away.

Mike's blog - why do I feel guilty using my Blue Badge?

Mike Caddick

Why is it I feel guilty using the spaces that have been set aside for Blue Badge holders?

Louise's blog - the magical MS tour

"Congratulations! You have won an exciting opportunity to take a journey on the Magical MS Tour! The tour, which begins in Dubai, takes in all the sights and sounds, trials and tribulations of living with MS overseas. Tours include appointments with Dr Neurology, MRIs, medications, emotional ups and downs, and of course that firm favourite: symptoms.

Diane’s story – taking part in a fundraising appeal

"The MS Society gave me a grant for a mobility scooter – and I’m glad I can do something in return.

This week, my story will be featured in a mailing to help raise funds for the MS Society.

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