Blog Articles, tagged with: Ms

How Writing About MS Makes My Life Better

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This week Willeke Van Eeckhoutte shares with us the value of writing about living with MS. She’s an award-winning, irrepressible blogger and we are delighted to have her continued contribution to the MS and Me team. When tasked with an article about writing and MS, my mind always does summ...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Friday November 02 2018 07:46 AM

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When I Had To Stop Working

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This week, Joan Jordan champions her professional revitalisation and shares with us all the joys of returning to the workforce.  Sorry for the spoiler in the title. You already know how this one is going to play out. Girl studies hard and gets a computer science place in Trinity College. G...

Published by Joan Jordan on Friday October 19 2018 11:13 AM

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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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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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Me, Men and MS

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‘Don’t let MS stop you from finding your happily ever after’… This week Ciara O Meara reflects on dating and disclosing her MS when she finally found the one!   Dating is a pure and utter minefield! Your preparation for the field is diligent and precise. You ap...

Published by Ciara O Meara on Thursday July 19 2018 11:17 AM

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Good Days and Bad Days

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This week Robert Joyce discusses the good days and the bad days. Chronic illness invades every part of our lives and it can be so easy to fall into a trap of grieving for what used to be.  Snowflake. I never thought that I would class myself as part of this new category. It is a term that i...

Published by Robert Joyce on Thursday July 12 2018 11:46 AM

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Why MS Is My Secret

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This week the MS and Me AnonMS blogger, a health care professional, shares with us an insider’s perspective on disclosure. Does disclosing MS status lead to the condition overshadowing all other aspects of a person’s life and reduce them down to a diagnosis? There are times when I am...

Published by MS & Me AnonMS Blogger on Thursday May 17 2018 11:00 AM

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What They Just Don't Understand

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This week, in a letter to her nearest and dearest, Willeke Van Eeckhoutte puts down in words how she really feels. “What do you want me to say?” Dearly Beloved, What do you want me to say? What is it you don’t understand? When someone like you says, "Well, what do you wa...

Published by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte on Thursday May 10 2018 11:00 AM

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Living with Primary Progressive MS

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This week Mary Deveraux shares with us her experience of Primary Progressive MS. Akin to the big stories we’re all familiar with, PPMS brings unexpected twists to life no-one ever expects.  Living with Primary Progressive MS is like starting a new book, with a difference. Each and eve...

Published by Mary Deveraux on Friday May 04 2018 08:00 AM

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