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Complaining Effectively


I suspect that you can’t properly complain about MS to friends, family or colleagues; I’ve come to the conclusion that they just don’t don’t get it.  Not even understanding spouses, partners,  BFFs or parents, can really understand what you are feeling or experie...

Published by Helen Farrell on Friday April 24 2015 11:01 AM

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Exercise and MS


As a follow on to my last blog about eating healthier, I decided I would make more of an effort to increase my fitness and mobility, which has taken a back seat for a long time! To start, let’s call a spade a spade... I am lazy... I have never been a fan of exercise, apart from swimming. S...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday April 16 2015 11:02 AM

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Together We Are Better


I often hear people say that all MSers are different. I know where they are coming from. This chronic illness has so many, seemingly random symptoms. The brain is supposed to be conducting the orchestra but due to inexplicable glitches, certain instruments go out of tune from time to time- or sto...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday April 09 2015 11:02 AM

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Early MS History


The View From Here; Opinions from a Life with MS 'A brief history lesson from some of the first recorded cases of MS' History is at every meeting of lanes, of every dry-stacked stone wall and in every corner of Irish life. With the run-up to the centenary of The Easter Rising, history may be ev...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday April 02 2015 11:09 AM

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Economic Impact of MS


Myriad of extra costs with MS... Ten years after diagnosis I admitted to myself that keeping up fulltime work was taking way too much of a toll on my health. Bye-bye pension, nice knowing you full pay-cheque, colleagues, stability, identity and financial security. It was a very difficult time, a...

Published by Helen Farrell on Thursday March 26 2015 11:01 AM

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A New Altered Life, Post Diagnosis


Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet, in 1786, penned the now famous lines “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft a-gley,” translated from ancient Scottish it loosely means that the best laid plans often go awry. And so it happens in life; we may not have an exact plan laid...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday March 19 2015 11:12 AM

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