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Is physical exercise good for me

Is physical exercise good for me

I believe that exercise is good for me and essential to having a good quality of life even despIte suffering from aDVANCED ms MS. It is an excellent activity to re-connect the mind and body before or after a long day of stress. My MS stops aerobic exercise, getting all hot and sweaty. Even just […]

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Multiple sclerosis is a vile disease

Multiple sclerosis is a vile disease

MS smothers you, wraps you up in its tentacles and replaces energy with fatigue. I can no longer do things that other people take completely for granted. Even worse there is nothing predictable about it except it just gets worse and worse and worse. It can even lurk in the body for years before its […]

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I have discovered sitting-down gardening

I have discovered sitting-down gardening

I have had to discover a different way to garden. It is because I am disabled by MS and things had to change. It is now ‘plastic-lined’ boxes type of gardening. No more digging holes with a spade or bending over to pull up weeds. I have discovered sitting-down gardening.  Perhaps it discovered me, who […]

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Multiple sclerosis is a funny old disease

Multiple sclerosis is a funny old disease

Multiple sclerosis is a funny old disease. No it is definitely not funny ha ha. Trying to get my head around continual progression ain’t easy. There are always changes and it catches me out. I just get the hang of what’s happening then there is a bit more progression. Multiple sclerosis is a funny old […]

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Sometimes I cannot get out of first gear

Sometimes I cannot get out of first gear

We can all have good days and bad days. People with Multiple Sclerosis seem to have more bad days than good days. Just at the moment I’m not sleeping well. During the day sometimes I cannot get out of first gear. It is sooooo frustrating. It is an invisible symptom. Just at the moment I’m […]

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Who knows where the time goes?

Who knows where the time goes?

Back in the day I used to get up just after 7, help my wife get the children up, have breakfast and be at work by 9. Nowadays I get up by 8.30 and I’m not downstairs eating breakfast until 9.30. That was all 20 years ago Who knows where the time goes? It’s not […]

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I Need A Two Wheeled Walking Frame

I Need A Two Wheeled Walking Frame

I have come to the conclusion that I need a Two Wheeled Walking Frame. Coming to this conclusion did not make me feel happy. Would a zimmerframe mean that I would be less likely to fall over? Am I a step closer to always needing to use a wheelchair? Is this another tipping point on my journey […]

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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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Heads MS Wins or Tails I Lose

Heads MS Wins or Tails I Lose

Heads MS wins or tails I lose. Its all on the toss of a coin? Life is unfair. Running, driving, dog walking, employment are just a few things my friend MS has won from me. It is exerting such a strong grip on my life. Nowadays I run out of energy more quickly than ever 🙁 […]

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Tale of two different rollators

Tale of two different rollators

  A rollator is an aid that helps with walking. They help me with my balance and to walk upright. A rollator provides the support. It will have a seat to sit on when tired, brakes and a basket to carry items They are all lightweight, the frame is robust, the brakes can be adjusted and should […]

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Aidapt Aluminium Rollator Walking Aid

Aidapt Aluminium Rollator Walking Aid

The Aidapt Aluminium Rollator Walking Aid is a affordable and reliable. It has four wheels so this gives it very good stability. This lightweight rollator is ideal for daily use. It provides stability for those with a balance problem and it helps with mobility. It has a strong aluminium frame as well as a strong […]

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Balance

Balance

Balance, its something you take for granted Balance, its a complex matter. Something you take completely for granted. You never think how many of the day to day activities involve balance. Take these examples, climbing a flight of stairs , running, carrying a cup even just  sitting on a chair all of these require balance. […]

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Selecting a rollator

Selecting a rollator

I have been going to the Chiltern Multiple Sclerosis Centre in Wendover, Bucks since 1997. Its a fact of life A couple of years ago in 2009 Louise Wakelam, Head of Professional services, suggested that I buy a rollator as a walking aid. I had developed a tendency to stagger and lurch when walking. I […]

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