Living

Counting My Spoons

Many people with a chronic illness will have heard of the 'spoon theory'; the idea that you start your day with X number of spoons (i.e. the energy needed to complete a task) and that every activity in your day uses those spoons up. It goes something like this : Start my day with 12… Continue reading Counting My Spoons

OMS · Spoonie Parenting

It’s a Family Affair

Having MS is sh*t.  There is no two ways about it and no one will convince me otherwise. Has it made me (mentally) stronger? Perhaps.  But I would happily trade a 'strong' MS mentality for a weak, blancmange-like one, if is meant that I didn't have to deal with this. One of my biggest worries… Continue reading It’s a Family Affair

Body · Mind

Ommm

Ok, today, a bit of yoga, courtesy of Yoga with Adriene. An important part of the OMS lifestyle is keeping active, and my favourite (and easiest!) way is through yoga. https://youtu.be/GnHTeHAZQhM   In an ideal world, I would be going to the gym, to work the little muscle I have, but three days at work this week means… Continue reading Ommm

Living

My MS Story

So, I was a normal 13 year old girl, attending school, making new friends following an across the sea move from Canada and basically just getting on with being a teenager. When I couldn't see the basketball hoop at school, I had no idea that this was the start of something really scary, life changing… Continue reading My MS Story

Living · Spoonie Parenting

Dodgy legs and no energy…

One of my biggest hurdles is trying to be a 'good' mum when I feel awful.  My left leg drags, I trip up constantly and some days I wake up feeling more tired than I was before I went to bed.  I am sure that any parent with MS, or any other chronic illness for… Continue reading Dodgy legs and no energy…

Living · MS Life

My First Post

I have finally bitten the bullet and started a blog, courtesy of advice and support from my friend Bek at Dillydrops. I had been thinking of starting a blog for ages, I have loads of things whizzing around my head and I thought that it would be cathartic to get it all down. Ultimately I… Continue reading My First Post