Should I Start Self Medicating?

There is no escape from the pain!! For nearly 5 years I have had a constant throbbing, stabbing and pulsing pain in my right temple extending to my whole head frequently. It does not stop. Every waking moment is accompanied by this sensation. Sitting on the couch this morning I Continue Reading

Pacing – Not as easy as it sounds!!

Pacing Not as easy as it sounds!!

“Just set yourself a steady pace, not too much, and listen to your body. It will tell you when to stop.” That is so simple. My body will tell me when I need a break. That’s what my physiotherapist, psychologist, doctor and neurologist have told me. I have lived over Continue Reading

Axon Optics COVER RX – Lite – Review

Axon Optics COVER RX - Lite Review

Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is one of my chronic illness symptoms. Over the last few years it has become progressively more difficult to live with and I have tried many types of glasses to combat the pain. Driving has its difficulties, especially at night, as the newer cars all have Continue Reading

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