I, like many of you around the globe, have taken to using more digital forms of meeting up with friends and family in the absence of being able to socialise face to face. It occurred to me that the scene of screens of faces will be commonplace across the world, all talking about the current … Continue reading What is this feeling?
If you have been diagnosed recently with MS, or you’ve had MS for years, looking for work can be incredibly scary and lead to feelings of unease. I’ve blogged about this topic before... but feel that it’s so important to talk about again at the moment as many people find themselves out of work. I … Continue reading Should I tell my work I have MS?
As the lockdown eases across the country, and despite the government insisting it is continuing to ensure that vulnerable and disabled communities get the care and support that they need, it increasingly feels as though we have been forgotten.
Hi everyone! I hope you’re safe and well. It feels like a long time since I connected with you all, but I’ve needed some time away to deal with this very unusual situation we have all been in. Now that is easing, I’m hoping my creative juices will get flowing again and I will be … Continue reading I’ll be back!
Recently I noticed that in spite of doing a lot more exercise and feeling healthier, my balance had taken a turn for the worse. It can be very disheartening when you have reduced function in something you were previously very good at. Many people with MS struggle with balance and feeling unsteady in their feet. … Continue reading Balancing with MS
Hi everyone, sorry it has been a little while since I have written a blog. With the pandemic, I haven't felt particularly inspired to put pen to paper... I am coming to terms with a new normal, but the thought of being in some lock down situation for the remainder of the year is slightly … Continue reading Language of corona virus
Before I begin writing this, I will add that I’m not an expert in this virus, or a researcher. You’ll also know that I always write disclaimers... !! As someone who has a auto immune/neurological condition, I’m always intrigued by research in these areas and this virus is no exception. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 … Continue reading Corona virus and it’s neurotrophic potential
As the infection rate and deaths from corona virus continue to spread across the globe, and there is a worrying increases in the UK especially, many people continue to social distance. From press releases, it seems that there is little hope to an end of the distancing in sight, as the government and scientific experts … Continue reading How having MS has helped me cope with social distancing
One thing that has been really clear is that over the last few weeks, people who have MS and are on DMTs are in need of some clear and consistent guidelines on what to do in relation to isolation, and continuation or not of their treatment regime. There have been some recommendations, however differences have … Continue reading Am I classed as ‘extremely vulnerable?’
This is a little out of the usual for my blogging material but in light of the current world wide situation, some of my blogs are going to be less MS focused and more based on tips to help you get through the next few months. As we all have to make changes to our … Continue reading Saving money during corona