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

Reach Out, But In The Right Ways: Helping Someone Who Doesn’t Want Our Help

Reach Out, But In The Right Ways: Helping Someone Who Doesn’t Want Our Help

It can feel like banging your head against a brick wall, whether you are helping a family member, or you are trying to get through to a friend, if you are doing your best to help someone, but they don’t want our help, the stresses and anxieties of the situation Continue Reading

Staying Positive When Your Disability Gets Down

Staying Positive When Your Disability Gets You Down

They say that adversity is good for us, and that it brings out the best in us. It helps us push beyond our limits, shakes us out of apathy and despondency and encourages us to be the very best that we can be. While it’s certainly true that many people Continue Reading

Addiction: How To Help A Family Member With Problems

How To Help A Family Member With Addiction Problems

Addiction is so difficult for the person that is suffering, but it’s also an incredibly hard situation for the family and friends of that person. Seeing a loved one going through a hard time like that can be very emotionally draining, especially if they’re going back and forth without ever 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

Tears

Tears

Tears caused by my changing abilities have caused me to reflect on what is happening now. How will I adjust to these losses? Tears Tears. Driving home on Thursday I could feel my eyes starting to flood. Listening to a podcast about how you had to face your fears I Continue Reading

The Old Bog Road

The Old Bog Road

Waking with a headache Not a 6/10. Some days I wake up with a headache that is worse than I usually have. Tuesday was one of these days, and I dragged myself through the morning. Monday was a difficult day, as one of our cats, Bombel, went missing. I was Continue Reading

A Simple Mistake

A Simple Mistake

Going to Work As you all know I do market research surveys to get me out of the house. Depending on the week, I will work 2-3 days, and each of these days I actually work about 6 hours. It gets me out of the house and meeting people. It Continue Reading

Living With MS – Accepting the Challenge

Living with MS – Accepting the Challenge Accepting the challenge of living with MS is a choice that you have to actively make. 25 years ago when I was diagnosed was when I first realised that this disease required a different mindset to what I had coming out of university, Continue Reading