'You're really good at taking care of us, Mum’. A simple sentence, but when my little boy said it to me after he fell and cut his leg, I felt absolutely amazing. The number of times I’ve felt like a crap Mum, because I can’t run around with my children any more or because I’ve… Continue reading I Am Enough
As some regular readers may know, I have recently returned to work following a period of extended sick leave, due to multiple sclerosis. I was off for 3 1/2 months because of problems associated with fatigue (concentration difficulties, word-finding problems and extreme tiredness) and mobility. I’d love to say that my return to work means… Continue reading Back To The Grindstone
First of all, I just want to say huge 'thank you' for all the love towards my recent blog post about my true feelings around my multiple sclerosis. Can I just say that I feel 100x better for writing that post, I wrote it in super quick time and basically just let my brain splurge… Continue reading What I’m Loving Now – September 2017
I try and stay positive, I really do. When I shared that I’d recently been confirmed as having secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) on my blog and on Instagram, everybody was absolutely brilliant, giving me so much support and praising me for working hard to keep going, despite the dark diagnosis. And I am generally… Continue reading Positive? Not Always…
I thought that it was time for a quick foodie recipe. I have had lots going on recently, but one thing that remained consistent is my diet - I still stick to the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis protocol and really enjoy it: I especially enjoy OMS when I get to eat Rawnola (raw+granola = rawnola). It is super easy, super quick,… Continue reading My Foodie Obsession: Rawnola!
I am very aware that I have been extremely quiet of late - a combination of holiday + kids off school + busy weekends + returning to work has left a very exhausted Jen! Today is the first day I have been able to have some 'me time' in a long while (the kids are… Continue reading Secondary Progressive MS – Confirmed
It's only Wednesday, and I have had a pretty eventful week so far. Many of you may know that I am currently off on long term sick leave from work and have been since May; I was struggling so much in regards to fatigue and mobility in work that I suddenly just felt that couldn't… Continue reading Back to Work and (Almost) Famous!
As regular readers will know, I follow the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) lifestyle approach to help me feel in control of my MS. The fundamentals of OMS are explained here and, believe me, in regards to diet, it was a huge lifestyle shift for me. Gone are the dairy milk chocolate bars dunked in tea and the boxes of melted… Continue reading Obsessive, Moi?
My children have only ever known me as their Mum with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). I was diagnosed 14 years before my first child was born and, although I was physically very well for the first few years of my children's lives, they claim they can't remember me not having MS symptoms. I have always been… Continue reading 5 Ways That I Help My Children To Understand MS
This is my last blog post in the 'This is My MS' series (see here for my post about my physical symptoms and here for my post about my mental health). I know that I am very nosy eager to hear about how others try to manage their MS and the symptoms they have, so I thought that I would… Continue reading This is My MS – Lifestyle