On the road again…

I absolutely love travelling, seeing the world, experiencing and learning from different people and cultures. It’s a passion that I hold dear to my heart, and I aim to visit all 195 countries before I join the gig in the sky. However, this piece brings me a bit closer to home as I talk about... Continue Reading →

Carers Week 8-14 June 2020

Being a carer comes in many forms. Some individuals wouldn’t even consider themselves a carer. In essence, if you provide support for someone who cannot otherwise cope – you are a carer, irrespective of whether it is ongoing, ad-hoc, or recovery from an injury/illness/addiction etc – it is care. Care that someone is providing for... Continue Reading →

Stockholm Syndrome…

Whenever I feel a bit overwhelmed mental health wise, I have over the years learnt to adopt many distraction tactics and mindfulness activities. I woke up this morning feeling a bit blurgh; yet another day of lockdown restrictions, another day of what is becoming my/our ‘new normal’, which is something that I DO NOT want... Continue Reading →

When 2 becomes 1…

  Derived from my bout of optic neuritis from the relapse that lead to my diagnosis over 7 years ago; my eyes have never been able to fully recover, and the lasting damage? Double vision. Double vision (Diplopia) is usually one of the first MS symptoms many people encounter, and if it isn’t, then the... Continue Reading →

They see me rollin’…

  Hannah has wheels. Hannah has a horn. Hannah has front and rear suspension, and she is coming for you at 4 mph. I wouldn’t say that the purchase of my mobility scooter has been 7 years in the making, far from it, but definitely the last 2 or so. The absolute reluctance of owning... Continue Reading →

Hello darkness my old friend…

13th February 2013 frames the before and after of my life. It’s impossible to get through grief that hasn’t happened yet as MS is a constant moving target. So with that, almost 7 years diagnosed and numerous ‘minor’ relapses (I say minor in that I can still function with my life for the best part... Continue Reading →

What is all of this MS palava?

So, many people see and hear the effects Multiple Sclerosis has on me, but why? What is causing me to drag my feet? Go dizzy? Constant pins and needles?Numbness/Paralysis? Fatigue? Double vision, to name but a few? To understand MS, it helps to understand how the central nervous system works. MS is believed to be... Continue Reading →

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