It’s MS awareness week, and while a certain pandemic has taken the spotlight this year, MS stops for no virus (in fact, the two make a disastrous duo). When I was trying to come up with a subject for an awareness week post, my first thought was to gather together photos of me from 2009…… Continue reading MS Awareness Week 2020: 7 “Hacks” For Living With MS
First of all I’d like to point out that MS is sometimes referred to as the “snowflake disease”, because no two people with MS will experience it the same. As the damage occurs anywhere in the brain, and down the spinal cord, symptoms vary greatly from person to person. I’m pointing this out because in…… Continue reading Invisible
“What’s it like to have MS?” I’m sure many of my fellow PwMS (people with MS) would readily be able to answer that innocuous question. They would be able to talk about the impact that their symptoms have on their day-to-day life, the changes that have taken place since their diagnosis, how a life with…… Continue reading What’s It Like To Have MS?
Content Warning: This post briefly touches on my experience following a restricted diet, and the impact that had on my mental wellbeing and relationship with food. How do you visualise MS? I visualise little white blobs, with little hands, little feet, pin-prick eyes, tiny teeth, and wearing tiny yellow hard-hats. These little blob-workers are my…… Continue reading I’m A Lover, Not A Fighter
There’s a guy at my work who wears glasses. He must only be in his in early twenties – such a shame. I can’t even imagine how awful it must be to need glasses at such a young age. He certainly puts my hardships into perspective. I don’t know what’s wrong with him, exactly. I’ve…… Continue reading The Difference Between a Pair Of Glasses and a Walking Stick
A quick internet search tells me that the definition of “lifelong” is, “lasting or remaining in a particular state throughout a person’s life”. Simple enough. MS is lifelong insofar as it is an illness I will have for the rest of my life. No cure (yet). Chronic. Forever. Lifelong. It takes time to fully appreciate…… Continue reading MS Is Lifelong. But Also, It Isn’t