Living · MS Life

My Experience of Having MS as a Teen

It might be my 40th birthday coming up next year, but I can still remember like it was yesterday what it was like having MS as a teenager.  For background, I had my first identified difficulty at the age of 13 (optic neuritis) and was then diagnosed at age 15, after a couple of weeks… Continue reading My Experience of Having MS as a Teen

Living · Mind

Throwback Thursday; Thinking of the Old Days

Hi everyone!  Hoping that you are all as well as can be and are enjoying these longer days (and the chance to curl up with a hot chocolate!) like I am.  Blogging has been a bit slow due to my relatively recent (August) return to work.  My body is most definitely telling me that I… Continue reading Throwback Thursday; Thinking of the Old Days

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When Your Visible Illness is Also Pretty Invisible

It's Invisible Illness Awareness Week!  Well, only just - it runs from the 15th to the 21st October 2017, so it's ending today and I've almost left it too late to write anything.  I'm back at work now, so it is much, much harder to keep to writing a weekly blog post, which is what I strive… Continue reading When Your Visible Illness is Also Pretty Invisible

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Back To The Grindstone

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

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What I’m Loving Now – September 2017

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

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Positive? Not Always…

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…