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This time last year I was still reeling from the new diagnosis. New Year’s Day came and went without a second thought to resolutions, either lofty or less ambitious. However after the proverbial dust settled, over the course of 2015, I turned my attention inwards and spent some time...

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Iris

What do you do when you see a study purporting to show that a particular activity or lifestyle choice is associated with improved outcomes for people with MS?  Are you the first to give it a go?  Or have you perhaps become a bit jaded after reading too many (sometimes contradictory) suggestions...

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As I ponder the passing of another year, I sigh with relief. Yes, I actually did survive, I am still standing. (Heaven only knows how.) I may have lost a few of my faculties and brain cells but I remain mostly intact. I turn my thoughts to the year ahead and contemplate what...

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NYE

For our family, we are ending this year in a much more settled state than how we started it. That being said, in the aftermath of Christmas, it feels like we are not so much coasting as stumbling towards the finishline of 2015. Rather than attempting to craft something overly intellectual, I...

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Pondering my year, as I do, I'm not surprised to alight on the fact it’s been a seriously challenging 354 days and a period of time I will be glad to see the back of.  Lets just say it’s pretty much been the year from hell. Even the year I separated was not as bad as this year. Stress, upon...

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Sometimes I ponder my romantic future and wonder how the hell I’m ever going to meet someone. Well it’s certainly not going to be in my workplace, where probably 97% of the employees are female, 1% of the sparse male population are gay. Which is a shame because I’m just so attracted to...

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Like many others who are newly diagnosed, I have undertaken some research into, and been the recipient of generously provided advice regarding the various diets that claim to bring benefit to those with MS. However, I have quickly realised this is murky territory with a vast array of wide-...

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Magnolia blossom

I’m lucky to have a small garden where I live.  For years I mainly filled it with easy to grow flowering things like daisies, geraniums and lavender  - the sort of plants you can admire in someone else’s garden and then take a cutting and get them started in your own.  As I got a bit more...

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Lowering the bar

A few weeks ago, I put up a post on Letting Go and the lessons learned from my three-year old. My seven year old, never one to shy away from the spotlight, was quick to point out Joshie doesn’t have all the answers. (I...

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Relaxed cat

Samuel posted something pretty special today.  It’s thoughtful, thought-provoking, honest, potentially controversial and really worth the ten minutes or so it will take you to read it through.  Frankly, I wondered if I should wait a few days before putting up my small offering for this week...

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Exhausted worker

In any blog about living with “invisible” MS, it’s inevitable that fatigue has to come up.  Like most aspects of MS, I suspect this one is different for each of us, but the unifying thing about fatigue is that most people with MS...

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