Have you had a multiple sclerosis relapse recently? Actually, would you know if you had? In fact, would you be aware whether you are had a relapse or a pseudo-relapse? Pseudo? What’s that? Read on. A true relapse – or flare-up, exacerbation, even attack - is a time of new or worsening of MS symptoms. … Continue reading Is your MS flare-up real or is it a pseudo-relapse?
I just love the image on an MS sweatshirt that popped up on Facebook the other day. The central graphic is the orange MS ribbon flanked by a pair of angel wings. Above it are the words: Someone said to me “I don’t know how you do it” Below, it says: I replied “I wasn’t … Continue reading MS: In sickness and in health, until …
“Hi, how are you?” is, perhaps, today’s less formal equivalent of the traditional and polite greeting “How do you do?” Of course, the greeting is only a rhetorical question and usually we say some form of “I’m fine, thanks.” Sometimes, we say it even when we could feel better. When you have a serous illness, … Continue reading Just how are you coping with your health?
If you are living with a disability, or a chronic illness like multiple sclerosis, how do you choose to approach life? Some people will say “You must” or “You must not” do this, that, or the other. But, in my opinion, they are wrong. I will only urge you to do certain things, no more. … Continue reading Be positive about living life your way
New Year resolutions may have their place in some people’s lives but not in mine. That’s not to say that I never set targets, and set out to achieve them, but I cannot see anything special about January 1. Yes, it marks the start of a new calendar year – but, so what? If you … Continue reading New Year resolutions: Do we want or need them?
Today, November 8 2017, I celebrate my 65th birthday, and have reached my retirement age. That is the age at which I can claim the national pension. For many years the retirement age in the UK has been 65 for men and 60 for women, but that’s all changing. Indeed, if I had been born … Continue reading Determined to continue MS fight in retirement
Legalise medicinal cannabis is the call of the MS Society as it tries to persuade the UK government to act. And, as part of its campaign, the society is seeking to dispel some popular misconceptions. It has also produced its own report on the use of medicinal cannabis in treating MS.1 On its website, the … Continue reading MS Society calls for legalisation of medicinal cannabis and dispels 5 myths