In light of the latest advice from MSIF on coronavirus, Ian Franks finds he is in all four high risk categorizes for people with MS. And that makes him look back and wonder about the unpleasant illness he endured, starting in December in California.
In the US, President Trump is at odds with his most senior adviser, Dr Fauci. Ian Franks says Trump seems more interested in the pandemic’s effect on the economy than on the lives of his own citizens.
Ian Franks discusses political leanings, writing for The Locus, the COVID-19 lockdowns along with protests in the US.
Confusion reigns across the world, especially among people with multiple sclerosis - and then there's Trump.
Coronavirus: Several US states as well as the UK enter forms of lockdown, people with MS included in UK's vulnerable list, Spain's police enforce country's harsh restrictions as fines are doubled.
MS Awareness Month begins on March 1, just three days away, so it is just the right time to look at how many of us are living with the disease, and to look ahead to taking part in, supporting, and having fun enjoying its activities,
Part 4 of 'Our trip to hell'. I am not blaming either the ship or its owner, Carnival, but fact is that, while healthy at the start of our week cruising to and from the Mexican Riviera, and by the end I was taken to hospital - too ill to fly home. By ‘healthy’, I mean besides multiple sclerosis that I live with all the time. This time I was tired, weak, off my food, and had a serious cough and a bad case of diarrhoea (British spelling).
It’s finally arrived, today is the UK’s last as a member of the European Union. At midnight tonight in most of Europe, which is 11pm in the UK, Brexit comes into effect. Of course, tomorrow both parties enter the 11-month transition period, meaning the full divorce won´t be effective until next year. It has taken … Continue reading No more delays, time to forget Leave and Remain – Brexit is here
It was a strange day, well, certainly out of the ordinary! I am talking about last Friday, November 8, 2019. First of all, it was my birthday (yep, now 67, getting on a bit) but it was also the day I had to see my neurologist for my regular MS check-up. Not the day I … Continue reading Birthday presents: True diagnosis and a possible treatment
Police on your doorstep late at night is never a good sign. If their business cannot wait until the morning, it must be serious, right? And, so, it happened. Just before midnight, a car pulled up and two uniformed officers came straight to our house. No, we had done nothing wrong – they didn’t want … Continue reading Late night police visit to pick me up