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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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Blank
Blank Slate
Let's be blunt, it's just the worst.
 
Why did I come into this room? What was I saying again? I'm sorry, have I told you this before? What were we talking about?
 
Ok, I need to look...
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Woman watching sunrise in sunflower field
Today is a Good Day

Today is a good day.

 

Today I'm turning off the television and putting on music.

First I'm going to tidy up the mess on the floor, and conquer the vacuum cleaner. It doesn't expect me. It roars to life, but I...

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Girl Alone
The Elephant In The Room
I am the elephant in the room.
 
Not because you don't love me. Because you love me so much, you don't want it to be real. And maybe if we ignore it, if we don't mention it, if we sweep it under the rug, it doesn't exist....
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Sleepy Koala
What's Your Worst Symptom?
I've been thinking for days on how to answer this question. What IS my worst symptom? And I tried to remember all of my symptoms and tried to categorise them from least-awful to plain-awful, and found myself really struggling. What's the worst one? 
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