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Category Archives: Lifestyle

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Wife who is carer is really a wonderful, loving, angel

It’s been an eventful few days for the two of us at home here in Spain.
On Saturday, nine days ago, my beloved Lisa asked me to help put the washing out to dry. It’s an easy job that I can […]

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Tackling wider medical subjects, not just MS

You may notice on this page that, besides running this website, I now write for Medical News Today. This is instead of Multiple Sclerosis News Today (MSNT).
And while the two titles appear similar, there is no connection. Indeed, they are […]

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MS is No Excuse for Being Discourteous When Offered Help

It was a trip, plain and simple, neither my leg giving way nor a fall. It was MS-related because it was directly caused by foot drop; the toe of my left shoe caught on the tiniest ridge at the bottom […]

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MS Love and Care, as Only a Superwife Can Provide

Thoughts of love were brought to the forefront of many people’s minds on Valentine’s Day, which is widely celebrated by couples both young and not so young. They usually buy cards and enjoy romantic dinners.
In our case, Feb. 14 also […]

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Worry Less to Reduce Unnecessary Stress

Stress is like a light that turns on when you need it. But when you can’t turn it off, you run the risk of burnout, which can impact your health, according to the U.S. National MS Society.

I often have said […]

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Looking back to move forward into 2017

It’s New Year’s Eve and so tonight we bid farewell to 2016 and prepare to welcome the infant 2017.
At this time every year, we hear some people say that they are glad to see the back of an unhappy time […]

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Barclay death highlights right to die

Andrew Barclay, a 65-year-old British man, died earlier this week. But not any form of death because Andrew, who had multiple sclerosis, chose to end his own life at the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland.
He was accompanied to the […]

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Disability Employment: Nothing Changed in Ten Years

It is now 10 years since my disability, serious mobility issues caused by multiple sclerosis, caused me to leave my last full-time employment.
For a few months, I hung onto the notion that there must be some role for me; one […]

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Would you like a helping hand? Maybe not, but …

Giving help to someone with multiple sclerosis, or any other disability for that matter, can be fraught with difficulty for the well-meaning person. And that difficulty comes as much from our reaction as to any mistake on the part of […]

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Reasons to be Cheerful at Thanksgiving

While citizens of the United States celebrate thanksgiving this Thursday, the festivities are all but unknown in the rest of the world.
As my wife Lisa is American, it should be no surprise to anyone that my thoughts at this time […]

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