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Personal stories from our Guest Bloggers

Love is a Doxie

Pansy in the Picture: Episode 12. 

First diagnosed with multiple sclerosis then three different cancers, Justine Martin had just one wish: to get better and bring a dachshund into her life.  Obviously, that's what happened and, in this episode, she talks about how she and her dog, Pansy...

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Becoming 'MS Normal’

How Daniel Andrews and COVID taught me a new way of living with my disability

When Melbourne eases out of hard lockdown this month, I'm going to be walking particularly slow. It won't be because I am being diligent with newly-acquired 'COVID-Normal' behaviours.

It will be because...

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Brushing life aside

4 months in following diagnoses and the emotions and coping strategies compete for attention. the initial euphoria has progressed to unfathomable gloom.Going out is not so simple as putting a coat on, anticipated anxiety creates road blocks which have just made themselves evident. I crave...

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MS diagnoses

So the drunken weave has been diagosed at last, the mild confusion and poor recall too. Am I better off? I's hard to tell really.I am now in receipt of a discombobulating and disorganised rambling descent into who knows. I had diagnosed myself provisionally and felt weirdly comforted by that,...

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Masters and MS

MS AND MASTERS

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. Earlier this year, as I looked down the barrel of a ‘yet-to-be-determined-diagnosis’, I was tormented by questions as my life was to change, quite literally, overnight. “Will this be my last Mother’s Day… am I enjoying the last days...

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A Week With MS Brain Fog
An Insight Into A Week With MS Brain Fog

There is a fog inside my mind.

Recalling words takes 2 to 5 minutes. I'm normally an intelligent and quick witted woman. I speak two languages fluently, this is, what's the word, starts with an R, ridiculous. Everything is in slow motion right now.

The MS fog is descending.

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