Those of us with disabilities, as well as other disadvantaged and vulnerable people, have been battling the UK government and its benefit cuts, disguised as so-called welfare reforms, and other austerity measures
Well, now we have official backing. The United Nations […]
By the time I went through various tests that led to being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 14 years ago, epilepsy had already been part of my life since the age of 19. No-one mentioned any link.
The neurologist’s words still ring in my ears. […]
To Brexit or not to Brexit, that is the question hanging over the UK´s politicians at the moment. But, surely, the majority of people voted ‘Leave’ in the referendum; it must all be over bar the shouting.
Whatever that might mean […]
An interesting question about whether people would choose to have stem cell transplants if they were free was met with overwhelming support in a multiple sclerosis group on Facebook just four days ago.
But first, some caveats: there was nothing scientific […]
Being diagnosed with a critical illness, disease or disability – in my case multiple sclerosis – is bad news. But when I was diagnosed, in 2002, it was a relief. Relief? Yes, it was a relief because, although not something anyone would […]Read More
When I was just thinking of setting up this blog, roughly a year ago as the it went live on August 1, one of the people who encouraged me was Willeke Van Eeckhoutte. She, too, has MS and is herself […]Read More
Yesterday was quite a day for me and meant that I did not have enough time to write a blog of the length that 50shadesofsun.com usually publishes.
The cause was the arrival of a brand new laptop computer because my last […]
With the biggest decision in a generation set to be decided by the people of the UK, it’s time to protect everyone with a disability in tomorrow’s referendum on the country’s future. A future that is balanced on the proverbial […]Read More
Memory is a strange thing and seems to work, or not work, in the most mysterious of ways, just like the concept of God.
My earliest recollection, believe it or not, was as a baby. I can recall being left outside […]