Living · MS Life

Cloudy Days and Rainbows

Things have taken a turn for the worse. I thought that I might have been having a bit of a 'blip', having a bad patch, so to speak.  But this is the new me.  The new me that lives under a cloud of stress and worry.  After 19 years of being pretty much symptom-free, my… Continue reading Cloudy Days and Rainbows

Healthy Living with MS · OMS · Recipes

Oaty Biscuit Bars

Another recipe from me!  This one is super-easy, quick and a hit with the kids (and my husband!).  Dare I say it, I think that these biscuit bars taste a lot like Hobnobs, minus the chocolate (a much-loved shop-bought sweet oat biscuit for those of you outside of the UK). This recipe is based on… Continue reading Oaty Biscuit Bars

Living · MS Life

Being a Prisoner to Chronic Illness

A brilliant post by Rhiann from My Brain Lesion and Me about the isolation and loneliness of chronic illness.  I completely understand how she feels, though it makes me feel very lucky indeed that I can still manage to get out of the house, perhaps not so easily or regularly or to do the things the ‘old me’ used to enjoy, but I can nonetheless.

I really understand her feelings about feeling ‘different’ from everyone else.  Please have a read:

My Brain Lesion and Me

Having experienced symptoms associated with the neurological condition I live with, I have always felt like I’ve never fitted in anywhere. Like Belle, from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ I have always felt that others’ looked down on me, thinking of me as odd and different, just like the villagers in the classic Disney film.  Both Belle and the Beast are outsiders in the movie, both harbouring feelings of loneliness and it this that I have resonated with over the years and perhaps one of the reasons it remains my all-time favourite film.

what-a-puzzle-to-the-rest-of-us-is-belle

Often, I feel that I don’t fit in with my own family; a jigsaw piece that doesn’t fit in with the puzzle that it was meant for.  Of course, I have had made friends during my thirty years, but just like the seasons, they have come and gone.  I have been bullied by so called friends, or otherwise ostracised by my…

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One year ‘Blogiversary’!

I can't believe it, but a whole year has gone past since I first started blogging.  I initially started writing as I was (and still am!) dealing with a lot of struggles and emotions in regards to my multiple sclerosis.  I am pleased to say that blogging has not only become very cathartic for me,… Continue reading One year ‘Blogiversary’!

Living · MS Life

March: MS Awareness Month

March heralds MS Awareness month.  But what does this actually mean?  In my life, I've found that most people are 'aware' of MS; they have a 2nd cousin twice removed who has it, or, as my husband used to think, 'it is something that affects your mobility... so you end up in a wheelchair'.  Heck, I used… Continue reading March: MS Awareness Month