These days life as a young person is not without its difficulties. With the economic times we are in, life is hard. Careers are more difficult to embark upon, housing is harder to secure, education isn't as accessible as young people would like. These are issues that can affect people on every level, add a chronic illness on top of that and many people would think life is impossible. Well not the young MSers of today, I hope. While it can be difficult to live with a condition like MS, it doesn't stop anyone from achieving the same things as others, you might just have to go about it a different way. I have spoken to people with MS who have told me that once they received their diagnosis they decided to forget about certain things that they had hoped to achieve in life. The thing is, you can still reach the goals you had set for yourself, and you may just have to rethink how to get to that end point. Sometimes it is the journey you were not expecting to have to make, ends up being the most beneficial, the most memorable.
Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar announced the launch of an ‘Access to Medicines’ Campaign Handbook produced by Multiple Sclerosis Ireland.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Not sure who said that, but they knew their stuff. Looking back, I can now see that I had MS symptoms long before I was diagnosed. Lots of things that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, which niggled away at my thoughts and feelings.
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*An introduction to our upcoming series discussing many of the stages of life with multiple sclerosis*
Four Quinn brothers plan return to New York to run NYC Marathon 35 years on for MS Ireland
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Thank You from all at MS Ireland and our Care Centre
Recently I've had a few young people who have been recently diagnosed with MS get in touch. I'm always happy to hear from people, because on of the most common themes I see emerge when these young people start to open up is the isolation they feel post-diagnosis. It's hard to be the only one in your family, your friends, and your peer group that has MS. It sometimes feels like nobody understands.