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 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

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

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.

Treating MS using Mindfulness

Mindfulness Research in MS

I am a participant in a new study that is being conducted by the Centre for Pain Research, National University of Ireland – Galway, and the MS Society of Ireland about the benefits of mindfulness in treating MS. This research is being conducted online, and they are actively looking for 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

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

Staying Strong When Your Health Gets You Down

Staying Strong When Your Health Gets You Down

Being told you have a health problem is a huge blow. However, most people wrap their head around it and find ways to cope. Still, it doesn’t mean the journey is over. Like all trips, there are ups and downs and fluctuations which test your resolve. One minute everything is Continue Reading