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Losing My Religion!

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We have all had those conversations with ourselves - 'what would my last thoughts be if I was on a sinking ship?’  As a non-believer, I've wondered if I would I hedge my bets and start to pray to a (wo)man above. The closest I've come to that sinking ship 'moment' was in the days and w...

Published by Lucina Russell on Wednesday September 17 2014 11:00 AM

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Our Responsibility to Research

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I was just reading a blog post by Dr Eric Downer on the patient-researcher divide on 'Living Like You' and it brought to mind the need for patients to take part in research. Gandhi once said “the future depends on what we do in the present”. I know that he wasn’t talking about r...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday September 11 2014 11:00 AM

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To Tell or Not To Tell?

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The choice to disclose an illness, newly diagnosed or not, to your employer is very much a personal one. Whichever you choose, fear of losing your job or being discriminated against can cause sleepless nights just when you need your rest more than ever. When I first started experiencing MS sympt...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday September 04 2014 11:00 AM

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Back to School

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Back in my school days, there were two types of copies: the ones with the lines and the ones with the squares. A protractor was about as sophisticated as my pencil case got - although, I was ecstatic to find lethal weapons (set-square and compass) therein! Things have gotten much more complicated...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday August 28 2014 11:00 AM

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My Relapse

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I think I have an aversion to the World Cup. In July 2010 I ended up in hospital, and was subsequently diagnosed, with MS. Roll on 4 years, and I was back. I was in a different hospital, and the relapse was totally different than my previous one, but the drill was the same.  In the 4 years ...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday August 21 2014 11:00 AM

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A Letter to Me

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Recently I took a trip with some of my fellow bloggers to Lisbon. During a chat over coffee with one of the ladies the subject of  "When I was diagnosed" came up. It inspired me to go rooting though my college boxes when I got home and I found a notebook I had while I was going thr...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday August 14 2014 11:01 AM

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