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Category Archives: Life in Spain

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Can a healthy diet help MS? Yes, but it’s not a cure

Diet? Me? No. we just don’t get along. Try to lose weight, have some minor success, then get disillusioned when the diet continues but the weight plateaus out. Sound familiar? And you end up back where you started or, horror […]

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Taming Heat Sensitivity at 100 Degrees

Many people voiced their concerns to me about anyone with MS moving to live in a sunny climate. That worry is understandable. With a disease that includes heat sensitivity, where even a hot shower can make you worse, how can any […]

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Handling sleep and rest with MS

Sleep, rest, tiredness, and fatigue. How many times have we heard those talked about in the same breath as multiple sclerosis? So often that they are getting somewhat repetitive and tiring, or should that be tiresome? If I dare say […]

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Low fat vegetarian diet looks good for MS patients

How eating meat might possibly affect any disease, let alone multiple sclerosis, was the furthest thought from my mind as a child.
My family, as I was growing up, were all meat-eaters and this has continued throughout my journey into adulthood […]

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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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Heat sensitivity can affect us all differently

Many people were amazed when they heard that Lisa and I were packing our bags and leaving the UK and moving to Spain where we arrived last November. It wasn’t just the move that took them by surprise, it was […]

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‘New for old’ eats up the time

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 […]

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Memory of exact date of MS diagnosis

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 […]

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MS gives new opportunity

It can be a funny old world at times.
Almost all my adult life I have had a chronic disease, namely multiple sclerosis but I never realised that it would one day give me the opportunity to enjoy my passion for […]

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‘All clear’ is such a relief

Those of you who have been reading this blog for some months now may remember that in February I had to be rushed to hospital.
It was nothing to do with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or even my heart condition. It was […]

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