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Ways to Help Cope with an MS Diagnosis

Ways to Help Cope with an MS Diagnosis

A guest post from Dizzy and the Dinosaurs. You can visit the blog at dinosaursdonkeysandms.com Ways to Help Cope with an MS Diagnosis It was nearly four years ago that I was diagnosed with MS. And for me it was rather a shock. Before I started acquiring my weird collection of symptoms (have buzzy feet, seeing […]

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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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Looking on the bright side of life

Looking on the bright side of life

Everyone who has progressive MS has their own unique set of difficulties. The issues can’t be papered over, they are with you day in, day out, all day and every day. I have one visible problem, mobility or balance and an invisible problem, my bladder. Of course I’m always looking on the bright side of […]

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Dragon Dictation Software

Dragon Dictation Software

Over the last couple of years MS has stolen the dexterity from my fingers. Years ago I tried to teach myself touch typing with no success. My finger tips are numb, thanks MS, so I can’t feel the bar on the keyboard for the letters J and F. I struggled on, typing was horribly erratic […]

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MS society walk

MS society walk

On Sunday, 24 September I went to Battersea Park in London to take part in the MS society walk. I left the house at a 8:45, caught the train to Euston and arrived at the start just after 11. I had hoped to be there earlier. Getting to Battersea Park from Euston station by public […]

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Going away for a short break

Going away for a short break

Going away for a short break used to be so easy. The hardest part was deciding where to go. The wife and I would finally agree on a place. From then on it was a simple process. Throw a few clothes into a suitcase, grab a book, car keys, wallet and the cheque book and […]

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Going back to Pilates

Going back to Pilates

I have missed my last four Pilates’ sessions. They are on a Friday morning but I have been away. Going back to Pilates was a bit like going back to school after the Easter or Christmas break. Going back to Pilates Don’t get me wrong I enjoy Pilates. It helps me with the biggest problems […]

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What is hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy? It is treatment when a patient breathes in pure oxygen while under increased air pressure. This increases the oxygen content in the blood and consequently in different body tissues. Medical conditions such as burns, decompression sickness or the bends, severe infections, radiation-induced tissue injury, and carbon monoxide poisoning can use […]

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Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centres

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centres

What is so special? There are about 50 centres in the UK that provide specialist treatment for multiple sclerosis sufferers. They are independent of the NHS although they do work closely together. Multiple sclerosis therapy centres offer many different treatments such as physiotherapy, yoga, massage, aromatherapy,speech therapy as well as advice on various topics. The […]

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It’s not your MS, it’s ours

It’s not your MS, it’s ours

Alastair Hignell is a patron of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre (MSRC).  For further information about him please refer to Wiki Alastair_Hignell Below is his article. ‘It’s not your MS, it’s ours’ The best thing anybody’s ever said to me, bar none. The speaker was my wife Jeannie, seconds after I had broken the news […]

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