MS & Me: A Community Blog for People Living with MS

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Am I Progressing?


'Yes my MS is but I am not beaten into submission' Multiple Sclerosis is a peculiar illness. It has a myriad of signs and symptoms that affect everyone differently but a discussion of the range of signs and symptoms is for another day. There are three basic forms of MS; Relapsing Remitting MS (R...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday November 20 2014 11:00 AM

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Marking and Measuring One Year of MS & Me


'MS & Me Blog marks one year by looking back and looking forward' Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes; that’s how the cast of the musical Rent marked the passing of one year. As the MS & Me Blog celebrates one year since our first post, we thought we’d take ...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday November 13 2014 11:02 AM

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“Hope” is a word full of meaning. A heavy-weighing word too. People with MS cling onto hope because at the moment there is not much else we can do.  I’d like to think that I have my MS figured out pretty well. I know what I want and don’t want for myself. Is life not...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday November 06 2014 11:00 AM

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Before MS I...


Before MS I really took my health for granted. I rarely went to the doctor. I was afraid of needles. I didn't think about what I ate or what time I ate it. I took little things for granted like ticking 'no' when asked if I had any known medical conditions. I guess I never really had to consider ...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Wednesday October 29 2014 01:04 PM

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Depression and MS


Sometimes I wonder how fictional characters would respond if they had a chronic illness like MS. What would Mary Poppins do? Would she keep the chin up and sing a cheerful song- even though the magic umbrella is not what it used to be since the last relapse? Would she get on with her chores even ...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday October 23 2014 11:06 AM

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Today, I will make a difference


Part 2 - Helen continues to give her list of daily tasks a proper go to 'get happy' I’m a serious person so guffawing heartily each day was always going to be a challenge. Having a son, husband  and cat makes it much easier. The other day I was horrified to hear 6 year-old son hissing...

Published by Helen Farrell on Thursday October 16 2014 11:00 AM

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