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

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On Being a Man Living with MS

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This week Declan Groeger shares with us what it is like being a man living with MS I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1988. Married with two small children, a mortgage and an overdraft. The day the doctor said “You have MS”, my life changed forever. At that time MS had n...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday September 20 2018 10:50 AM

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MS, Skilled and Unemployed

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This week Teresa McShane tells us about the financial and professional implications of having MS and discovers it’s an emotional journey. Like any long-term illness or disability, MS can have far reaching implications and can literally turn one’s world upside-down. Obviously, all cas...

Published by Teresa McShane on Thursday September 13 2018 10:11 AM

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Palliative Care

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This week AnonMS shares with us their refreshing and honest view on palliative care. Palliative care is all about improving the quality of life of patients and AnonMS tells us how we can make sure we have what we want when we need it and provided by people we trust. I will admit to being a littl...

Published by AnonMS on Thursday September 06 2018 10:30 AM

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The National Conference

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This week Niamh McCarron shares with us her thoughts on the upcoming MS Ireland National Conference. Isn’t it funny how certain events or a time of year can seem like a fresh start? For many, it’s New Year’s Eve, but for me September has always been the month of “new begi...

Published by Niamh McCarron on Friday August 31 2018 01:00 PM

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Back to School

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This week, Teresa McShane talks about the challenges of getting ready for back to school. No sooner have the schools broken up for the summer than we are being catapulted into the maelstrom of ‘back to school’ stress . Ads emblazoned on bus shelters about deals on copy books, pencils...

Published by Teresa McShane on Thursday August 23 2018 03:15 PM

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Am I Progressing?

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This week Fergal Hughes wonders about what the future holds for him in terms of his MS ... and realises that he is more concerned with 'here and now' I was diagnosed in January 1996. The diagnosing doctor told me that he believed my type of MS to be remitting/relapsing (RRMS) and what that woul...

Published by Fergal Hughes on Thursday August 16 2018 10:16 AM

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