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My MS Journey

I hope you’re all well and living in the ‘now’ while exercising, meditating, brain-training, and eating in moderation, after my last post! Thanks so much for those who took the time to read, share, and comment on the last blog. This is my longest blog yet (and...

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Door with door knocker

My grandmother had a saying “knock on any door and you’ll hear a story”. She knew how to put the kettle on quickly and she always had a tin of some nice, home-baked treat to enjoy with the tea and conversation.

Battling public transport is not a bad time to practice “door...

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I Am Disabled

I was born with a congenital cataract in my right eye, which meant I have never had clear vision out of that eye. I have grown up not knowing any different. Often people would ask me, ‘what’s it like to only see out of one eye?’ which I would reply ‘I don’t know! What’s it like to see out of...

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In my last blog I talked about the ‘What ifs’ and it was great to hear positive feedback both here on the Uninterrupted blog, and on twitter as well. I mentioned that I might talk about the things that I do for myself that are in my control...

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Screaming monster face

What’s the thing you’re most scared MS will do to you?

Children ask the most amazing questions!  That one came from a boy of about six who was sitting up the back when I went to the local primary school to tell the children about the MS Readathon.  I had just finished explaining...

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In my last blog I briefly talked about the 'what ifs' that can sometimes consume our thoughts and worries. After my initial diagnosis, the 'what ifs' did dominate my every thought and it did take me about a year to find ways to manage...

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Balck and white eye

Almost everyone with MS has a diagnosis story.  How someone finally turned to them and confirmed “you have multiple sclerosis”.  I don’t.  I have the memory of a bewildering first episode, of numerous tests, specialist appointments, and courses of IV steroids over several months of...

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Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to read my first blog, and especially to those who took the time to comment. I love that I'm not alone in the MS closet, it's nice and cosy!
The topic for my second blog post was a simple choice for me. I feel I need to address the 'elephant in the...

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Sometimes, ok well all the time lately, I wish I could go back to being a kid. The freedom of childhood is something I will never experience again. The simple joy of being at the beach, jumping through waves, the sun on my back. I could run then, even kind of fast. I could play sports,...

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My diagnosis didn’t come quickly! It took just over twelve months, three relapses, three MRI’s, one lumbar puncture, two neurologists, one urologist, one physiotherapist and a speech therapist, before it was confirmed. In amongst that was the most stressful traumatic year in my life. I lived in...

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I think I can

Have you ever taken a casual comment to heart?  Perhaps you’ve left a once favourite item of clothing hanging in the closet after someone suggested it didn’t flatter you? Maybe you’ve achieved something amazing, spurred on by someone else’s confident “you can do it”?  Words are powerful...

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An Epic Journey

In my introductory post, I alluded to the series of challenges I faced over the many months it took to reach a definite diagnosis of MS. I am following that up in this post by providing an overview of my perceptions of...

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The Unaffected One

I have been living with rrMS since 2002.  As someone who is mainly affected by the “invisible” symptoms of MS, such as fatigue, vision problems, intermittent vertigo, a subtle tremor and balance issues, I can generally choose who is aware of my diagnosis and who is not. I work...

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Sarah's eyes

Greetings readers! Firstly, please let me introduce myself. My name is Sarah and it is an honour and privilege to be a blogger on the MS Australia Uninterrupted website. Many moons ago, I was a biomedical researcher at the University of Oxford but, truth be told, some of that part of my brain...

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The Unhelpful Sidekick

‘I have MS, MS doesn’t have me!’ This rings true for those of us who can wade through the grief of being diagnosed with an incurable disease and thrown into the unknown and come out of it still believing that life is good. 

I was not born with MS, it has come to me later in life. Well you...

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Photo of the insides of a wardrobe

As a 30-year old male, I only ever thought I’d have to ‘come out’ the one time. After my teen years were dominated by feelings of fear and worry at the reactions and judgments I may receive by being honest with my sexuality, I came out in my early twenties, with much more acceptance than I had...

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