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Advocating Change

Last year I struck up an email friendship with an amazing person.  Clever, witty, intelligent and above all gentle. I’m going to call this person James, just to protect their identity a little but those of you who know this person will understand, who it is I’m talking about. I just wanted to...


In my last post, I outlined five take-home messages to doctors that draw to your attention how to (and how not to) treat a patient when there is considerable uncertainty surrounding the diagnosis. In this second instalment of my...

Dealing with Uncertainty

What I’d like to discuss in this post are a few things I wish all doctors out there were aware of. Not so much along the lines of scientific facts, but more in terms of how it feels to face a nebulous diagnosis like MS, or pre-MS (by this I mean the state generally referred to as being...