There seem to be analogies every which way you turn when you discuss MS with other (oh heck!) “sufferers”. The most popular one must be the MS MonSter (see what I did with the letters?). The one that sits on your chest in the morning and stops you getting up, demands a piggyback if youContinue reading “Life with MS – analogies”
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I have been reading a recent issue of ms matters (quarterly MS Society magazine). It had invited readers as part of MS Week, what they thought was the most common misconceptions around the disease – usual stuff – wheelchairs; appearing to look well etc. One of the more common misconceptions centred around fatigue, how itContinue reading “ffffffaaaaaaaatiiiiiiiiiiiiguuuuuuueeeeeeeee…… er.. [ctrl-alt-del] Damn!.. Didn’t work.”
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?”
My MS History – Part Three
I was now on the books of a consultant neurologist. With my stomach tying itself in knots, I re-capped my symptoms with one of his grim-faced registrars. I spent 45 minutes undergoing the usual tests. I did my trick of not being able to walk heel to toe. I watched a pen travel in frontContinue reading “My MS History – Part Three”
My MS History – Part Two
It was a brain tumour – it had to be. How else could it be explained? The GP said no heavy lifting, so maybe there was an outside chance of it being an enlarged blood vessel, ready to haemorrhage at any second. Everyone has something they are frightened of. Something so unimaginably horrific they neverContinue reading “My MS History – Part Two”
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”