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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

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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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Back to Work and (Almost) Famous!

It's only Wednesday, and I have had a pretty eventful week so far.  Many of you may know that I am currently off on long term sick leave from work and have been since May; I was struggling so much in regards to fatigue and mobility in work that I suddenly just felt that couldn't… Continue reading Back to Work and (Almost) Famous!

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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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This is my MS – physical symptoms

One thing that I have realised after living with multiple sclerosis for almost 25 years is just how variable it is.  I was initially diagnosed as having 'relapsing remitting' MS (RRMS).  I was never sure when the next relapse would arrive.  At one point, I went a whole 8 years without a relapse, feeling great with… Continue reading This is my MS – physical symptoms