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Hi, I’m Jen, a 30-something MSer juggling being a wife, NHS worker and Mummy to two gorgeous kiddies.  I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 15 years old, so have had it for more than half of my life.  I love yoga, food, coffee, family, travel, music, movies, crochet and wine, not necessarily in that order!  I thought a blog would be a good way to put down some of my random thoughts and to connect with other MSers like me.  Feel free to drop me a line!

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  1. Hi Jen, i hope you are having a good glamping holiday! I cannot wait to hear about it! I have a question for you, i see you are following the OMS diet (no meet, no milk…) , is that correct? I don’t beleive in diets myself but i am feeling so desperate that i am going to give it a go. Does it work for you? Did it make any change? How long have you been on it for? I look forward to your answer …. Take care Reme

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    1. Hi Reme,

      I have to admit that I was at the ‘desperate’ stage when I started OMS! I have had MS for more than 20 years and started OMS about three years ago. Basically, it is reducing saturated fat, which means no meat/dairy and eating a plant based diet – though fish is allowed. It was hard at first, but it has helped in regards to my tiredness. I have to admit that I haven’t noticed much of a difference (yet!) with my mobility, but it is a long term approach and I like to think that I am at least doing the best that I can for my body, to keep it as healthy as it can be with MS.

      OMS is a lifestyle – so it isn’t just the diet but also exercise (within the limits of what you can do), meditation and VitD. I was sceptical before I started but, honestly, now I prefer to eat this way and meditation makes me feel so much calmer and in control. I struggle a bit to find the time sometimes to fit the exercise and meditation elements in, but I feel so much better when I do. I have linked some research into lifestyle factors (diet etc) on my Facebook page (Tripping Through Treacle) so it is worth checking that out. There is evidence diet etc helps, especially the earlier you start (I think that is key).

      Best of luck! My glamping holiday was great, albeit tiring! I will be blogging it soon 🙂 xx

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  2. Thanks Jen and a great blog. Also nice to connect with you on twitter and please keep your posts coming through – Its always an inspiration. Also happy if you can write a guest post on my blog (Traveling with MS) on your glamping experience and disability – It will be an honor. Thanks and keep safe / healthy always. best wishes Abhishek

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    1. Ah, thanks for that Abhishek, so nice of you to ask me to do a guest post on your blog! I’ve also recently been to Bruges as a disabled traveller, that might be slightly more interesting! Will just need to have a bit of time as I have to work around the kids 🙂 Lovely to connect – best wishes, Jen

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  3. Hi. I’m also looking to connect with others who are experiencing similar circumstances. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’ve been relieved to find so many people on here that are giving support and encouragement. Glad to have found your blog – thank you 🙂

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