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
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!
It's been a couple of weeks since my last post... I seem to have lost a bit of my blogging 'mojo', so to speak. This is ironic, as I have a bit more time at the moment to blog due to being medically signed off work (as my Multiple Sclerosis symptoms are making it a struggle). I've… Continue reading Life Update: Symptoms, Work, Home
Even though I have been at work this week, I am still suffering from monumental jet-lag - when my alarm went off at 6:30am if felt like I was being rudely awaken by someone shouting in my ear in the middle of the night. Cue lots of coffee to get me though the day and… Continue reading Who am I?
The last few weeks have been hard... getting back to work after having a month off, starting new meds, kids constantly scrapping.... it has been enough to make me want to crawl into bed and hibernate until the sun comes back out. My month off work was interesting. The first half was taken as annual… Continue reading Decisions, decisions…
Making Adjustments to Try and Make Things Easier Today is the first day of my new working week. I work 3 days a week as a speech and language therapist, helping kiddies with complex speech and language disorders. Until last week, I grouped my working days together - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - with the idea… Continue reading Making it work
So, I have just read an article on the Guardian website about how PIP is a 'disaster for disabled people'. PIP stands for Personal Independence Payment and it is currently being rolled out to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA). The article points out that hundreds of disabled people are having their adapted cars, scooters or powered wheelchairs… Continue reading The Problem with PIP
I follow a brilliant blog called Stumbling in Flats, by Barbara A Stensland. It covers situations and topics pertinent to MSers and others with chronic illnesses in an honest and informative way - it's fab. One of Barbara's most recent blog posts discussed the 'cost' of having MS and it really made me think. I currently… Continue reading The Trouble with Work