Back Again!!

Back Again - My Life with MS & Chronic Pain

For the last year and a half I have been writing a post every week. This routine has been part of my therapy and it has caused me to think deeper about how I think about my life. Delving into the dark corners of who I am has unearthed the Continue Reading

My Life with MS and Chronic Pain – Weeks 6 & 7

On my way home from hospital

When you have a chronic illness, it often interferes with your plans. It was my intention to write a few posts last week when I was in hospital.  Unfortunately, I could write nothing as the treatment and the hospital caused my pain to increase to a level that writing was Continue Reading

My Life with MS & Chronic Pain: Week 4

A 30 Minute Life A Life with pain & MS

Week Ending 21 October 2018 This week I concentrated all my effort over 3 days. This creates trouble because I only have a few spoons to use in a day and if I steal one from the next day, I causes problems. I had three trips into Galway. On Tuesday Continue Reading

Chronic Illness & Pain: Why get out of bed?

Chronic Illness & Pain: Why get out of bed?

Finding the motivation to get out of bed when you have a chronic illness & pain is difficult. This is my reason.

I am stronger than this illness.
I have the courage to face the pain.
I have the will to overcome despair.

My Life with MS & Chronic Pain – Week 3

My life with MS and Chronic Pain - Week 3

Week ending October 14, 2018 Another week, and another few lessons to learn. At 49 you would think I need not learn anything new, but I am. Life is continually changing, and the circumstances are continually different. When you have change, there is always the chance that the habits and Continue Reading

My Life With MS & Chronic Pain – Week 2

A 30 Minute Life - Week 2

Week ending 7 October 2018 What a week!! Full of ups, and downs. But that is the reality of life. If you take part, then things will happen. Some of them good, and others bad. At the end you look back and think;  “How did I survive it?” On Friday Continue Reading

My Life with MS – Week 1

On my way home from work - Killary Harbour

Week ending 30 September 2018 In this blog I have been sharing parts of my life, and how I am living with multiple sclerosis and chronic pain. Concentrating on a specific event that has happened in my week has been the fuel for my writing. For the next few weeks Continue Reading

Pain Management Doesn’t Have To Be All About Pills

Pain Management Doesn't Have To Be All About Pills

When you are dealing with pain that is long-term, the last thing you need is yet another prescription for medications. Medicines can be expensive, and the cocktail of drugs that a doctor can put you on to manage pain can all be ineffective as they work against each other instead Continue Reading

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!   Last Saturday was a terrible day, and it was inevitable that this would happen. In 3 months life has transformed. My job had become a problem as my walk had now reduced to a hobble, with my left leg doing all the hard Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – New Treatment

Living with Chronic Illness New Treatment

New Treatment A new diagnosis has led to some new treatment. This post shares my experience of the first few days since I heard the news. As I wrote in my last post, my symptoms are getting worse. Waking up as tired as I was when I slept and seeing Continue Reading