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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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So, How’s The Book?


“Oh, it’s getting there. Slowly but surely, and right now just a tad slower than usual…” The idea of writing of a book solely about my experiences in Ireland gradually changed into a book about Ireland and MS, but the physical writing took a bit of a step backwards. Ther...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday July 02 2015 11:05 AM

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A Patient’s Overview


The 4th International Patients Summit  The conference was addressed by six speakers; Sir Nick Partridge, Antonella Moretti, Dr Vittorio Martenelli, Aliki Vrienniou, Mary Baker MBE, Jean Hardiman Smith. The conference was concerned with patient rights in research and treatment, influencing t...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday June 25 2015 11:15 AM

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Holidays and MS


Now that the same sex marriage referendum is over, #holidayplans is currently trending in my world. “Are you getting away this year?” is the hot topic! Before MS entered my life, holidays meant something very different. Having spent 51 weeks of the year chained to my work desk, I want...

Published by Joan Jordan on Thursday June 11 2015 11:10 AM

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