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I don’t watch a lot of TV, but when I heard RJ Mitte was visiting Australia for some public speaking engagements on ‘Overcoming Adversity’, I knew I had to get there. RJ has a starring role in the cult TV show ‘Breaking Bad’ (which I’ve admittedly never seen!) but...

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I spoke about the power of a single word when I revealed my tattoo to you all in my last post. That word was HOPE. I explained the power of this one word, and the effect it has had with me since MS crept in to my life. I...

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Firstly, apologies for my absence from blogging. Not only did I want to give you all some recovery time from my last (very long!) post, but it’s also been a very hectic time for me in my work life. I’m really excited to...

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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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I hope you’re all well and living in the ‘now’ while exercising, meditating, brain-training, and eating in moderation, after my last post! Thanks so much for those who took the time to read, share, and comment on the last blog. This is my longest blog yet (and...

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I Am Disabled

I was born with a congenital cataract in my right eye, which meant I have never had clear vision out of that eye. I have grown up not knowing any different. Often people would ask me, ‘what’s it like to only see out of one eye?’ which I would reply ‘I don’t know! What’s it like to see out of...

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What’s the thing you’re most scared MS will do to you?

Children ask the most amazing questions!  That one came from a boy of about six who was sitting up the back when I went to the local primary school to tell the children about the MS Readathon.  I had just finished explaining...

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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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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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Living with MS: Five moments I knew I am sick

Living with MS is not pleasant. But one gets used to it. It becomes a little mundane, and quite frankly, I’m bored with it.

But a few moments have cut through the boredom and stunned me. Some I found funny, others not so much. Surprisingly, all have occurred when I have been relatively...

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