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 & Chronic Pain – Week 5

On my way home after physio

Week ending October 28, 2018 It was a quiet week and I mainly concentrated on maintaining my health routine. Physiotherapy is continuing, and the FES device is helping. Diet Another great week for food. I have found that the best way to eat vegetables is roasting them. I cut them Continue Reading

Attending To The Issues That Are Impacting Your Mental Health

Attending To The Issues That Are Impacting Your Mental Health

As a society, we now appreciate the need to take care of our mental health like never before. However, that doesn’t mean that those issues are any less likely to surface. So, if they do, it’s imperative that you treat them quickly and in the most efficient fashion. Mental health 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

Popular Sports For People Who Use Wheelchairs

Popular Sports For People Who Use Wheelchairs

Using a wheelchair doesn’t mean that you can’t be active. In fact, there are plenty of ways for you to keep fit, one of the most popular being sports. As well as the physical benefits, wheelchair sports are also a great way to relieve stress and tension, boost your body 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

Exercise and Vitamin D are Essential – MS Conference

Jens Bansi - MS Conference 2018 - Talking about exercise

On the 22nd of September 2018 I visited the Irish MS Conference in Athlone, Ireland. This is the first MS Conference I attended. Over the day I met other people with MS and to hear talks discussing exercise, mental health and an overview of MS and quality of life. Despite Continue Reading

The Surprising Benefits Of Cycling For People With Disabilities

The Surprising Benefits Of Cycling For People With Disabilities

Living with a disability is often a frustrating experience, especially if your disability makes your lifestyle far more sedentary than you’d ideally like it to be. While your able bodied counterparts may have opportunities to vent the quotidian frustrations and annoyances of the day by going for a run, pumping Continue Reading