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Woman watching sunrise in sunflower field

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 have no fear. Right now I'm in control.

 

Victory....

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To Chose

They say that, illness, being a parent, and living in a rural/regional setting can all isolate you from the world. I just happen to tick all three of those boxes. There have been times especially in the past five years since my twins arrived, that I have felt the immense pressure of isolation....

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Christmas

Christmas can be a crazy time of year, even for those who don't live with a illness like Multiple Sclerosis. After many attempts to write this blog post, I leave you with this.

MS Christmas Carol

This the season to be joyful,

Fa la la la la, la...

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Recently, my co-blogger Amber acknowledged her six year anniversary of her diagnosis-date. My own one year D-Day anniversary took place earlier this month, and while I too need no excuse to eat cake, I have chosen a different way to...

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Laughing man in river

Have you noticed how much it helps to smile when you’re trying to do something really tough?  It’s not something I ever really tried to harvest before MS became part of my life.  Let’s be honest – I was almost a decade into living with MS before I finally learned to take advantage of this...

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Tough Mudder

Over the course of the last few years, I must have sustained some sort of permanent brain damage. Why else have I just committed to “ploughing through thick scrub, overcome thigh crunching mud and navigating my way through unrelenting bush, all the while conquering our most hardcore obstacle...

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Dealing with Uncertainty

What I’d like to discuss in this post are a few things I wish all doctors out there were aware of. Not so much along the lines of scientific facts, but more in terms of how it feels to face a nebulous diagnosis like MS, or pre-MS (by this I mean the state generally referred to as being...

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Triple P

In my last post, I talked about the importance of being able to express emotions and then move on. As part of this process, I crafted this post in an attempt to voice my frustrations following some very challenging...

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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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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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Pondering my MS as I do.  I am surprised to find people see traits in me, that I don't.  Amazing, courageous and strong. "Who", "what?" " Are you talking about me?".

I'm not these things. The most amazing, courageous and strong people for me, are the many I have known and encountered on...

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