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

Detected definite changes since last year

Detected definite changes since last year

It is extraordinary how one year rolls into the next at an ever increasing speed. At a quick glance I am exactly the same as 12 months ago. I’ve still got MS, who saw that one coming! I still ride The Trike and I’m still just as busy. Now scratch beneath the surface. I have […]

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Call it advanced multiple sclerosis

Call it advanced multiple sclerosis

Soon I’m going to be 64 so not quite as nimble as I was. Age doesn’t stop me having a social life. I go to the theatre and museums in London. Meet friends in one of the numerous coffee shops in our town. I go to the supermarket, buy the food and then cook dinner. […]

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Over 30 degrees Celsius this summer

Over 30 degrees Celsius this summer

The summer of 1976, was so hot that I got a good suntan in Aberdeen. A student job, I was working outdoors every day. In Hertfordshire the temperature has frequently been over 30 degrees Celsius this summer. At times  it’s been far too hot, stuffy and airless for my own comfort. Let me explain Don’t get […]

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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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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 to swallow 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 […]

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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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