Alcohol

It has been amended since, but I once laughed at a section in the MS Society publication “What is MS?” which described potential problems when drinking alcohol.* The problems highlighted included balance, bladder control, slurred speech and double-vision. “So how do I know when I’m getting drunk then?” I thought. Last week I had aContinue reading “Alcohol”

How deep is remission?

Someone once said to me “MS is a companion, but not a friend.” These words ring true. I have been in remission for a while now, but I still haven’t shaken most of the symptoms. The dizziness and fatigue have been pushed into the background but they grumble along, just to let me know theyContinue reading “How deep is remission?”

One year on …

Today is the first anniversary of my diagnosis (see MS History – part two). Health professional bodycount so far. Starting with the first GP visit last year, the bodycount is as follows GPs 4 Practice Nurses 2 MS nurse 1 Ward nurse 1 Occupational Health nurse 1 Phlebotomists 6 (estimate) Physiotherapists 1 Neurologists 5 Neuro-psychologistsContinue reading “One year on …”

Yearly neurologist meeting – 2009

Yesterday, I saw my neurologist’s registrar – Dr Somebodyorother plus one student. I had to recap my entire MS history from Day 1 again. I always find it difficult to remember the relapses prior to diagnosis as I didn’t recognise them for what they were at the time. I did my usual set of tests.Continue reading “Yearly neurologist meeting – 2009”

Life with MS – Part One – Symptoms

I don’t want to come over all “woe is me” because there are plenty of people out there on the internet trying to out-do each other with their bad symptoms and there are many others with MS who have it much worse than I do (my old neighbour who also has MS, doesn’t recognise meContinue reading “Life with MS – Part One – Symptoms”

My MS History – Part One

Once somebody tells you, you have MS, you start to put a jigsaw together. You wonder whether that strange tingling sensation you had in your right arm last year had something to do with it, or in my case the vertigo diagnosis from the previous year and the little numb patch between my big toeContinue reading “My MS History – Part One”