Thursday November 14 2013 12:00 PM
Welcome to the MS and Me Blog!
Starting today, (14th November, 2013) the MS and Me Blog is a space for people living and affected by MS to talk about their lives, to share their experiences and to get down some of answers for the super interesting questions life with MS can ask!
Every Thursday we will have a new blog from one of the Blog Team. It could be about fatigue, employment, relationships, bladder control, accessibility, what to eat, how to exercise, family life, medication and all a sundry. We will be introducing the individual writers on the Blog Team in the coming weeks. These are seven people with MS who answered our call earlier in the year for writers. They will write from different locations in Ireland and about life from their perspective.
The goal of MS Ireland is to support people living with multiple sclerosis to live the life of their choice to the fullest of their capabilities. Talking and sharing stories and experiences is a big part of Irish culture: spinning yarns, telling tales and recalling experiences are part of what we are renowned for. We create images and pictures in other people’s minds, generate emotional connections and instil understanding through our words. This is our way to share and understands life from another’s perspective. MS and Me Blog isn’t only about the yarns and high jinx although there will be plenty! It is about reality. Being diagnosed with MS can be a difficult reality for many of us as bladder control, optic neuritis, jobs, sex and relationships become subjects to talk about and consider. We can loose our selves, our understanding and our ability to even see ‘real life’. The MS and Me Blog is a way of rediscovering ourselves, understanding and communicating with others.
Please join the conversation and add your thoughts and comments. You can post a comment on any blog at any time – just give us time to publish. For now, join us on Facebook and Twitter to get immediate notifications of a new blog; in the comments section get talking about your issues & topics you would like to read about and share or email this page so others you know can join the conversation.