Stress

My first job interview since 2012

My first job interview since 2012

Recently I received an email from a charity that wanted to interview me for a zero hour contract position. I have advanced multiple sclerosis and I cannot walk unaided which I disclosed on the application form. This was going to be my first job interview since 2012. My MS blew the last one in 2012 […]

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DWP will discover and evaluate what I cannot do

DWP will discover and evaluate what I cannot do

The DWP have kept their side of the bargain. I have received a form so I can explain how my disability affects me. It’s a horror, 40 pages booklet with about 45 questions and statements to be completed. DWP will discover and evaluate what I cannot do. I am then awarded PIP benefits but its […]

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Your Disability Living Allowance is ending

Your Disability Living Allowance is ending

It was the usual brown envelope from the DWP with a return address of DWP PO Box 535 Belfast. It’s never an expensive white envelope and it’s never by first-class mail. Their letters always arrive on a Saturday morning just like this one, 21 April 2018. I opened it, the message was very simple, Your […]

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Sometimes I want a bit of stress

Sometimes I want a bit of stress

We can all recall moments when stress has got the better of us. Moments of bad stress might include road rage, trolley rage, package rage and even computer rage. All caused by heightened anger or frustration. Sometimes I want a bit of stress. Sometimes I want a bit of stress Stress like this lasts for […]

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Its when the unexpected happens

Its when the unexpected happens

Its when the unexpected accident happens. Inevitably I get stressed and this feeling lasts for a couple of hours. When I am feeling fragile it does not take much to tip me over the edge. Most of the time I’m as tough as old boots. Its when the unexpected happens The problem is the MS. My memory and sense […]

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Multiple sclerosis and stress

Multiple sclerosis and stress

Multiple sclerosis and stress, a bit like night following day Stress, a definition We think the demands being placed on us exceed our ability to cope. MS and stress If you have MS then stress is likely to be a constant companion. Its usually just hovering out of sight and gets you just when your […]

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Plan B

Plan B

Plan A & Plan B I nearly always plan out what I’m going to do, that’s plan A, then occasionally I think about plan B. Plan A & Plan B What to do in an emergency, its obvious but surprising how often I forget about it. I get halfway through the day, sit down and […]

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