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New Beginnings

I've had a weird week.  I realised that I am going to be (medically) retired by 40 years old, if my application runs smoothly.  It is a complete mind melt - retired by 40?  It's my own doing, so of course I shouldn't be shocked.  It was me who, earlier this week, told my Manager… Continue reading New Beginnings

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18 Gifts for Friends Who Might Need a Bit of TLC

The holiday season is now upon us and, if you're anything like me, you are still on the hunt for those last few pressies. Below are my pick of gifts for those loved ones in your life who may be feeling under the weather, perhaps due to illness, stress or just general life busyness.  I should… Continue reading 18 Gifts for Friends Who Might Need a Bit of TLC

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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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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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This is My MS – Lifestyle

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

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Embracing the Need for Naps

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

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An Impossibility? Maintaining an Exercise Routine when Chronically Ill

I worked an extra day over the summer, which means that I have an extra day off this week as lieu time - yippee!  I purposefully waited to take it once the kids were back at school.  I feel a bit guilty about this in some ways - perhaps I should have taken it off… Continue reading An Impossibility? Maintaining an Exercise Routine when Chronically Ill

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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