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My MS Journey

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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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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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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