The Secrets To A Happy Life

Everyone wants to live as happy a life as possible. But it is one thing wanting this, and quite another to know what is actually involved in making it happen. There are many things that can get in the way of your happiness, and the more aware you are of Continue Reading

Excluded, and alone, the Irish government wants this for me.

Excluded, and alone, the Irish government wants this for me

Angry doesn’t even begin to describe my emotion. Frustrated, disappointed, bewildered, and exhausted can be added to this list. What is causing me to feel this way? The policies of the Irish government, as implemented by the Department of Health, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, and the Department of Continue Reading

A Few Things That Might Help You to Keep Hope Alive When Dealing with a Chronic Illness

Chronic illnesses are no joke. They have the ability to bring people to their knees, to make life exponentially more difficult, and to cause serious emotional and psychological turmoil, in addition to the physical constraints that might come along with them. Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple “solution” for dealing with Continue Reading

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

Little Things That Can Help Living with a Disability

This is a collaborative post. Disabled people often find themselves in places that are not suitable for them. This means that they have to develop the skill of problem-solving, as this can help them to find ways around such situations. For some of them, problem-solving has become an art and 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

How Does MS Affect Your Relationships?

How Does MS Affect Your Relationships?

When you’re diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it’s like receiving a little jar of pain. Like with the Pandora Box, the jar has been left open, and all the pain it contains is slowly flowing out. As it does, you can hear your inner voice screaming, not only in pain but Continue Reading

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