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As responsible parents in the 21st century, we never swear in front of our kids. (Ok I just lied. We try as hard as possible to minimise their exposure.) Thankfully, while they do happily parrot back some sayings that make me cringe, we appear to have succeeded in keeping them sheltered from...

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Peer Support

When my Dr and I discussed the possibility that I may have Multiple Sclerosis, I went home and started searching for answers. My search led me to a website for people with MS, created and managed by someone with MS themselves. This website provided me the...

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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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Thank you

It’s that time of year that many of us send out Christmas epistles, updating friends and family on the events and adventures of the prior 12 months (plus allowing every parent an opportunity to showcase cute photos of our adorable offspring). In this post, I include my own personal twist on this...

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If you’ve read some of my earlier posts, you have probably figured out by now I like puns and playing around with words. If not, see here, here and...

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hiding under the covers

This post has been a work in progress for a number of weeks now, as I wanted to give this topic the respect and honesty that it deserved. It has been challenging, and with that I hope you can leave any preconceived ideas and judgements on the shelf and take this post for what it is intended....

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R U Ok

R U Ok day is a national campaign in Australia bringing awareness to suicide prevention. R U Ok encourages people to check in and ask the question, start a conversation. A conversation which just might change someone’s mind about taking their lives.

People with a chronic illness...

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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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View through ancient stones

As promised, here’s the story there wasn’t room for in my last post.  Some reading for your weekend enjoyment!

 

Six degrees of separation

They say that everyone on the planet is...

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Clouds

The months leading up to the diagnosis of MS are difficult for most of us.  But when a physician’s body fails them, there's an additional, subtle layer of angst to deal with.  Doctors don't get sick.  And when we do, it is uncomfortable for everyone involved.  To witness another doctor proving...

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My MS Victory

It's been a loooooooooong week, so I'm cheating and posting the entry I submitted to the #MyMSVictory competition.

My MS Victory is recognising:

  1. HOW to make it through the day...
  2. WHEN to call it a day...
  3. WHAT doesn't matter...
  4. and WHO does!
  5. ...
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Kiss Goodbye to MS

In my last post, I outlined, using the analogy of Frodo’s journey, my own perception of the struggles I faced on my route to an MS diagnosis. If we revert from fantasy back to the real world, it was Christmas Day, 2013 when...

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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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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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