MS & Me

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Barbara Stensland
Barbara Stensland
16 Aug 2019

Looking Up When You Are Down

I miss my heels. There, I’ve said it.

I was never one for those wickedly-towering stiletto spindles, just the comforting ‘lift’ a beautiful pair of Italian-crafted leather boots with a decent height gave me.

Rosie McCormack and Keith Byrne
08 Aug 2019

Can I still have children if I have MS?

It’s a question many of us ask when diagnosed. While MS does not affect your fertility, there are still many considerations to make when thinking about starting a family; from what to do about medication to managing your fatigue and symptoms after the baby is born. Here Keith and Rosie discuss their experiences.

Niamh McCarron
Niamh McCarron
01 Aug 2019

The “Right” MS Drug

When it comes to managing MS, I’ve found that you could spend the rest of your life reading medical articles, blogs, Dr Google (not advised!) and some absolutely bonkers theories about medication and therapies. I know I am not the first, and won’t be the last, a person with MS who has gone down a rabbit hole of links online, leaping from one website to another. Looking at websites that tell me what I should be doing and ending up no further along than I was about 4 hours ago, when I had innocently decided “I’ll just read this one wee article”.

 

Emma Rogan
Emma Rogan
27 Jun 2019

Pride

Emma Rogan writes about Pride. The MS community is a mix of humanity- straight, LGBTI, different ethnicities, cultures and experiences. For Emma, the power of the MS community, the value of being visible and the progress in patient empowerment is worth celebrating. 

Rosie Farrell
Rosie Farrell
20 Jun 2019

Grief, Depression and MS

This week Rosie Farrell talks about grief and in particular, how she has dealt with depression. Read on for an enlightening piece on what can be a very challenging experience. 

Niall McGahon
Niall McGahon
16 Jun 2019

Father's Day 2019

On Father's Day blogger Niall McGahon shares his thoughts on life with MS and with being a Dad to Seán (2 years old) and newborn Robyn.