I have an app called 'Timehop', which allows me to see past posts and pictures that I have shared over the years on social media. I love it, as it will throw up pictures that I haven't seen in years, often reminding me of a specific time or of particular events that I haven't thought… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Setting New Challenges
I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking: "Avalanches are formed by tiny snowflakes" Pretty obvious when we think about it. But if we were to consider what this actually means, I suppose it is the fact that something massive and potentially life changing can arise through something small and seemingly… Continue reading Avalanches
April 2017 One of my guilty pleasures is watching You Tube videos of women younger, prettier and more successful than me extolling the virtues of various make-up items, homeware and foods that help to keep them younger, prettier and, well, more successful then me. Joke. I do watch them but I am under no illusion that buying… Continue reading What I’m liking now
Things have taken a turn for the worse. I thought that I might have been having a bit of a 'blip', having a bad patch, so to speak. But this is the new me. The new me that lives under a cloud of stress and worry. After 19 years of being pretty much symptom-free, my… Continue reading Cloudy Days and Rainbows
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
I can't believe it, but a whole year has gone past since I first started blogging. I initially started writing as I was (and still am!) dealing with a lot of struggles and emotions in regards to my multiple sclerosis. I am pleased to say that blogging has not only become very cathartic for me,… Continue reading One year ‘Blogiversary’!
March heralds MS Awareness month. But what does this actually mean? In my life, I've found that most people are 'aware' of MS; they have a 2nd cousin twice removed who has it, or, as my husband used to think, 'it is something that affects your mobility... so you end up in a wheelchair'. Heck, I used… Continue reading March: MS Awareness Month
My life has changed immeasurably over the past 10 years. This time in 2007, I was relatively newly married, working full time and just enjoying my evenings and weekends with hubby with no cares in the world. Fast-forward to 2017 and instead of being a happy-go-lucky newly wed, I am a 30-something disabled wife and mother,… Continue reading Then:Now
I often feel like I have another life.... one that I can only access when I am asleep. Although I can sometimes feel frustrated about the amount of time that I spend in bed, it is needed for me to be able to function and feel vaguely human, as many who have chronic illnesses will… Continue reading Night Life
One of my first posts! Explaining about my MS diagnosis almost 23 years ago and how it has progressed.
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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