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
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
'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
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!
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?
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
I've been meaning to write this blog post for a few days now... but it has been a hell of a lot more difficult to start than my previous one in this series (This is my MS – physical symptoms). It was easy for me to write about the physical symptoms of my MS -… Continue reading This is My MS – Mind
How is everyone getting on? As summer warms up (here in the UK, there has been a recent heatwave), I am reading more and more about how the heat affects many of us with chronic illness. I personally didn't struggle with the heat until about 5 years ago - now I am all about the… Continue reading Embracing the Need for Naps