MS & Me: A Community Blog for People Living with MS

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Young People


These days life as a young person is not without its difficulties. With the economic times we are in, life is hard. Careers are more difficult to embark upon, housing is harder to secure, education isn't as accessible as young people would like. These are issues that can affect people on every le...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday August 27 2015 09:00 AM

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The Early Signs


Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Not sure who said that, but they knew their stuff. Looking back, I can now see that I had MS symptoms long before I was diagnosed. Lots of things that I couldn’t quite put my finger on, which niggled away at my thoughts and feelings.  I think I can trac...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday August 20 2015 09:30 AM

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All the World’s a (MS) Stage


*An introduction to our upcoming series discussing many of the stages of life with multiple sclerosis* “All the world's a stage,” wrote the Bard, himself, “And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many pa...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday August 13 2015 11:01 AM

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Benefits of Engaging with Other MSers


Recently I've had a few young people who have been recently diagnosed with MS get in touch. I'm always happy to hear from people, because on of the most common themes I see emerge when these young people start to open up is the isolation they feel post-diagnosis. It's hard to be the only one in y...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday July 23 2015 11:59 AM

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Individual Health Identifiers


I don’t remember too much from the day I got diagnosed in the Lourdes Hospital but I do recall the doctor telling me that I would have to learn to manage my MS. Back then, I didn’t even know what a sclerosis was but I suppose that over the years, I have learned to get along with my le...

Published by Joan Jordan on Friday July 17 2015 10:00 AM

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MS Has Changed My Vision


Sometimes we don’t see things as clearly, some things we see more sharply.  One thing that is for certain, MS has changed the way I see things…  Multiple Sclerosis – the insidious thief of a disease that it is – can and has taken much from me.  It has take...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday July 09 2015 09:30 AM

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