My MS and My Health

MS does affect my health, that is a no-brainer. There are obvious ways it affects my health such as walking. You can see those for yourself. There are also less obvious ones that an outsider might not see such as trouble sleeping or the mental problems, these can be much more troubling.

These might give you an insight into some of my medical problems

A long journey called multiple sclerosis

A long journey called multiple sclerosis

It all started in 1972 I was almost 18. One day I was in my parent’s antiques shop when two young dealers visited. They offered to take me out for a drink. After a pint I was desperate to go to the loo. I excused myself and went to the gents but then I could […]

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An invisible physical disability

An invisible physical disability

Are you like me? I suffer from an invisible physical disability. Do these statements sound familiar? “Crikey I didn’t know you were disabled”.  Or maybe someone said “You don’t look disabled”. Sometimes it’s even “You look healthy”, and then they deserve a slap. An invisible physical disability Millions of us in Briton have a hidden disability. […]

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Some things I simply do not see 

Some things I simply do not see 

Vision is a bit of a mystery to me at times. Some things I can see perfectly well and some things I simply do not see. I know my vision is not 20/20 🙁 I always have to wear a pair of  glasses, I even have special reading glasses. Some things I simply do not […]

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I cannot do things I once took for granted

I cannot do things I once took for granted

Everyone knows Multiple sclerosis is a horrible disease. Now I cannot do things I once took for granted, its the Multiple Sclerosis. Its taken a long time but I thinks it has finally got me. I get so frustrated. I cannot do things I once took for granted Am I wrong? I don’t think so. […]

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A Short Video – Me and My SPMS

A Short Video – Me and My SPMS

Below is a short video of me taken recently after a networking meeting. To watch the video click on the picture     I know full well that after a diagnosis of MS you may well feel shell shocked, devastated, depressed or even as if the world around you has collapsed. Despite the diagnosis MS […]

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Good Days and Bad Days

Good Days and Bad Days

Its only started over the last few days. It’s a return to the old times of good days and bad days. What’s happened? I am still just as busy. I am still doing things that I enjoy. Some of the things I do even earn me a bit if money. One small thing has changed […]

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Glasses for Double Vision

Glasses for Double Vision

It was double vision that led to my diagnosis of MS in 1994. Twenty years later double vision was turning into a serious problem. When the double vision became a permanent fixture, about 2003, the optician could eliminate the problem by adding prisms to my prescription. Sometime in 2014 reading with both eyes open was […]

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An unwanted visitor

An unwanted visitor

It all started at the back of my throat. It was just a tiny tickle at lunchtime. I honestly thought it was my imagination. It had gone away by the evening, hurray. Next morning, day two, it was a bit tricky to swallow but a couple of cups of tea sorted that one out. I […]

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Stuck In My Throat

Stuck In My Throat

From a medical point of view the year 2014 has not been great. Too big Here is another incident, it started on Thursday 3rd July at 6.30 pm. Eating a meal before going to see a show at the Young Vic I tried to swallow a piece of lamb that was too big and it […]

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My MS Fatigue, What Is It Like?

My MS Fatigue, What Is It Like?

Fatigue is a very common symptom of multiple sclerosis. It can vary so much from person to person.  Misunderstood by so many, it can often have a major impact on an MSer’s life. Find out more of my MS fatigue, what is it like for me? My MS fatigue, what is it like? The fatigue felt […]

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Benefits of Vitamin D

Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D and sunlight lead to so many benefits, it is the sunshine vitamin. Time in the sun makes you feel better but there are some MS sufferers who avoid the sun because an increase in body temperature is not a good idea. Get the benefits of Vitamin D by taking the capsules. Vitamin D […]

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Feels like I’ve been mugged

Feels like I’ve been mugged

Have you ever felt like you have lost a day? It feels like jet-lag, losing  contact with time. No I was not hit over the head, nor have I flown to Hong Kong. Much more boring than that, I have had another taste of Uhtoff’s phenomenon. I’ve talked about it in the past but I’m […]

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Emergency visit to Stoke Mandeville

Emergency visit to Stoke Mandeville

2013 has not been a good year for me so far. This time an emergency trip to Stoke Mandeville hospital in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 20th Feb. So what happened to get me there? On Tuesday evening Barby and I went out for a curry with some friends. Just before we left  the […]

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Sleepless night

Sleepless night

Friday night on 14 December 2012 was yet another sleepless night. I seem to have lost the knack of falling asleep. I managed to doze before finally dropping off at about 5 in the morning. When I woke up at about 9 I did not feel too awful, Barby said ‘stay in bed and get […]

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