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Before MS I...

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This week from the MS & Me archives series Aoife Kirwan looks at life before her MS diagnosis. Before MS I really took my health for granted. I rarely went to the doctor. I was afraid of needles. I didn't think about what I ate or what time I ate it. I took little things for granted like tic...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday August 17 2017 10:45 AM

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The Neurology Waiting Room

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This week from the MS & Me archives series Willeke Van Eeckhoutte discusses people waiting, wondering, dreading, hoping from the Neurology waiting room. It is not fair. Nobody deserves to be here. Nobody is ever prepared to hear what the stranger in front of them has to say. A neurologist lo...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday August 10 2017 10:45 AM

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MS, Smartphones and Apps

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This week from the MS & Me archives series - Helen Farrell looks at her smartphone use... I have a confession to make; quite often my smartphone gets more of my attention than my husband does, and it is a mutual situation with both of us tapping away in the evening as we read what has happen...

Published by Helen Farrell on Thursday August 03 2017 10:30 AM

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MS Guilt

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This week from the MS & Me archives series - Declan Groeger discusses MS guilt. Greetings fellow travellers on the long, winding, pot hole strewn road that is Multiple Sclerosis! Have you ever sat at home doing absolutely nothing while your significant other was busy doing housework or...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday July 27 2017 10:45 AM

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How A Little Word Can Make All the Difference

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This week from the MS & Me archives series - Lucina Russell discusses how words people use to speak about people with MS has an impact on our identity. There’s also mention of dating and road frontage! I’ve always hated labels. As a child, it was the itchy, scratchy ones on ...

Published by Lucina Russell on Thursday July 20 2017 11:00 AM

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MS and Holidays

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This week Niamh McCarron shares with us her pre-holiday preparation plan. Whether it is a room with a fridge, a great day trip or making it through security with medication intact, she has the tips on how to get your great escape in a calm, prepared way. Seven tips for holiday heaven. Since disc...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday July 06 2017 11:00 AM

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Living Beyond MS

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This week Trevis Gleason talks about how sometimes, it can feel like multiple sclerosis is everywhere in our lives. It’s important to focus on the rest of life too. Writing about multiple sclerosis for over a decade, advocating, campaigning, ‘ambassadoring’, insurance paperwork...

Published by Trevis Gleason on Thursday June 29 2017 10:49 AM

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MS and Hope

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This week in a blog about MS and Hope, Emma Rogan explores her understanding of the word ‘hope’ when it comes to living with MS.  “I hope so”. “Hopefully.” “I hope you’re feeling better soon”. I don’t like the word ‘hope&rsqu...

Published by Emma Rogan on Thursday June 15 2017 11:00 AM

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My MS Fears

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This week Niamh McCarron lets us in on challenges she confronts, the bridges she has crossed and the fears that sometimes haunt all our nights.  “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”. That's my normal approach to dealing with uncertainty and fear. The truth is, I wi...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Thursday June 08 2017 05:51 PM

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Exercise and MS

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This week Declan Groeger is not a ‘Muscle Mary‘ but believes exercise has helped him maintain a positive attitude and helped to preserve his mental health. I am passionate about exercise now but that wasn’t always the case. I am a convert and an advocate for the cause. I am not...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday May 18 2017 10:45 AM

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