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Being a Prisoner to Chronic Illness

A brilliant post by Rhiann from My Brain Lesion and Me about the isolation and loneliness of chronic illness.  I completely understand how she feels, though it makes me feel very lucky indeed that I can still manage to get out of the house, perhaps not so easily or regularly or to do the things the… Continue reading Being a Prisoner to Chronic Illness


My MS Story

One of my first posts! Explaining about my MS diagnosis almost 23 years ago and how it has progressed.

Tripping Through Treacle

So, I was a normal 13 year old girl, attending school, making new friends following an across the sea move from Canada and basically just getting on with being a teenager.

When I couldn’t see the basketball hoop at school, I had no idea that this was the start of something really scary, life changing in fact.  I just thought that I needed glasses – what other reason would there be for the hoop to look fuzzy?  I must have mentioned this to my parents – cue LOADS of different tests, including one where I was able to miss school (yes!) and have electrode type things put all over my head whilst, I am guessing, the doctors looked to see what my brain was doing.  I still remember sitting in the car on my way home from that appointment, picking away at the glue like stuff stuck in my hair…

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