This week Fergal Hughes shares his thoughts on life with MS, employment and the feeling of guilt after being made redundant.
MS & Me
This week Christina McDonald shares with us her first experience of MS Ireland’s 2018 conference and the reasons why she is attending the upcoming conference in Limerick this September.
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.
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.
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”.
Teresa McShane talks about MS Fatigue, the debilitating effects it can have on life and tips on how to manage it.
This week Grace Kavanagh shares her personal experiences with memory and cognition and the coping strategies she uses.
This week Katie St Lawrence talks about MS and bargaining with doctors, the universe and herself.
This week Declan Groeger shares some useful tips and advice when travelling with MS.
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.