Blog Articles, tagged with: Multiplesclerosis

MS Bucket List

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Do you have a bucket list? This week for her first blog, Rosie McCormack writes about hers and how she dealt with all the holes in her bucket list post-diagnosis.  About six months before the relapse that led to my diagnosis, I was out running and I suddenly became so aware of how lucky I w...

Published by Rosie McCormack on Thursday February 22 2018 12:00 PM

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MS and Lent

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This week, Emma Rogan is reminiscing about mornings in a cold drafty boarding school in the Midlands. Read on for her take on the next forty days and forty nights. In my school days I got involved in the Christian Union, a group of young Christians in my school. I got seriously into my Bible and...

Published by Emma Rogan on Thursday February 15 2018 01:09 PM

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Home Care Services

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This week Declan Groeger considers what it means to have help in the home. It’s never as simple as it sounds and when it comes to services for people with MS in Ireland, things are really very complex.  Living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is not easy at the best of times and as the ...

Published by Declan Groeger on Thursday February 08 2018 01:00 PM

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Fatigue and MS

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This week from the MS & Me archive Helen Farrell takes a look at the affects of MS-fatigue on friendships, employment and daily life. 'Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal' Albert Camus  I know the French philosopher, writer and journalist Alber...

Published by Helen Farrell on Thursday December 14 2017 04:08 PM

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Brain Blips

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This week Aoife Kirwan discusses 'brain blips' Cognitive blips or brain blips are the second most irritating MS related issue that I deal with. I am 29 years old and rely on lists, diaries, reminders and alarms to make sure I don’t forget to do things. This really bothers me from time to t...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday November 09 2017 11:05 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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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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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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The Hurry-Up Life!

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This week Aoife Kirwan articulates her many MS related fears and why she thinks MS is a bit like Ramsey Bolton! When I first thought about a blog dedicated to fears, I was a bit reluctant to start it. I do have many MS related fears but I don’t often give myself time to really think a...

Published by Aoife Kirwan on Thursday May 11 2017 12:01 PM

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