We are excited to have so many new people on board to share their experiences of living with MS. We hope that you’ll welcome our new contributors and say hello to Nadia, Christine and Maggie…
Nadia is living with MS for almost 8 years. Her diagnosis came about quite quickly which she said has its advantages, but she thinks it took her a number of years to fully accept and embrace this huge change in her life. Since then, she has become a dog Mam to Alfie, discovered a passion for running and developed an interest in cooking. She is a firm believer that you can achieve more with MS than without it. MS can set you apart in a positive rather than a negative way.
Christine lives in Limerick with her partner. Diagnosed with RRMS in 1999 at the age of 24. She works part-time in a bank, loves reading, theatre, swimming, films and travel. Her symptoms are fatigue, bladder issues, walking long distances, difficulty using her right hand. She has been taking Tecfidera for nearly two years, before that it was Copaxone. She tries to eat a healthy diet and exercises when she can.
Maggie is a mother to two amazing children and one large dog. She is married to her best friend and they live a quiet life in the countryside. Diagnosed with RRMS in 2016. She works full time in the area of autism, and is currently an EdD candidate at DCU.
We hope you will continue to read, share and comment on all the MS and Me blog posts this year. We have a lot of topics to cover and many opinions to share. Our aim is to continue to be a voice of the people with MS in Ireland and all over. While we can’t, nor try to, speak for everyone, we hope that we can be a useful resource for those with MS and their families and friends.
We look forward to sharing with you, and reading all your feedback and comments.
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