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Try looking in the monthly archives. July 2016

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HSCT: Denis Fedorenko, a Family Man Who ‘Instills Confidence’

This article, written by me, first appeared on Multiple Sclerosis News Today website.
For a man who is at the forefront of HSCT treatments given to patients with both relapsing and progressive types of multiple sclerosis, Dr Denis Fedorenko is a […]

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Blogging has become great occupational therapy

Ten years ago this November, my working life stopped. Disability made it impossible to continue. I just could not travel to work and back every day, and climb up stairs, potentially several times a day. There were no offices on […]

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To Fight MS, Drink Four Cups of Coffee a Day?

This article, written by me, first appeared in Multiple Sclerosis News Today.
Ready to fight MS? Well, you can start first thing every day. So, how do you start your day — a coffee maybe, or a great cup of tea? […]

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May uncaring,  Green self-interested, Crabb disgraced

As the dust begins to settle after the shock referendum result in the UK that says that Britain should leave the European Union, how do those with disabilities stand?
Well, in the medium-term, the country will still be in the EU […]

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HSCT for MS from the Inside: A Patient’s View

 This article, written by me, first appeared in Multiple Sclerosis News Today on July 12.

Anyone considering HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplant) for MS might like to know what they can expect. But let’s remember that, while such transplants for MS patients […]

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Looking forward with an occasional backwards glance

My way of living with multiple sclerosis, and a wheelchair, is to hold firmly to my mantra. And that is always to look forward and concentrate on the things I can do and get as much enjoyment out of that […]

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MS is linked to Glandular Fever, I have no doubt

This article, written by me, first appeared on Multiple Sclerosis News Today website.

In my mind, MS is linked to glandular fever. From personal experience, there is no room for doubt of any kind.
Trouble is, though, that my experience and belief […]

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Welfare system needs urgent reform, says new report

Here’s something for the UK’s incoming Prime Minister Theresa May to get stuck into – after all she is promising a better Britain.
Speaking outside the Houses of Parliament, after having been declared the new leader of the Conservative party, she […]

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MAY-be not the best choice for Prime Minister

Much to the dismay of many, including people with disabilities and the vulnerable, the British Conservative party has settled its leadership contest. They managed that when of one of the only two remaining candidates withdrew.
Now only Theresa May remains. She […]

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Mood swings and MS

Mood swings are infuriating to us, upsetting to our nearest and dearest but one of very many possible symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.
I was just starting to do some research, preparing to write a blog on the subject when the […]

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