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The birthday gift I would like to give back!!

Thirty years ago, today, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. In the previous November I was in Queens Square London getting a battery of test done. This included an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and a lumbar puncture (LP). The MRI was a new diagnosis test at the time, as they had just started to use …

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Malaga Airport: Treats the disabled like trash

Over the years, I have written a few posts about travelling with mobility issues. Usually they are informative (I hope) and generally positive. Recently I travelled to Malaga for a holiday. It was a tricky decision because of the pandemic, but we decided on balance it would be safe to use air travel and have …

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Diagnosis Day Not the best birthday gift

Diagnosis Day: Not the best birthday gift

Cold, the cold was attacking my right leg. It was if I had stepped into a deep freeze, and this normally active leg was freezing up. It’s movement slowed, making every step an effort. The muscles of my back were screaming in pain. I could not understand why my back was sore, when it was …

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Depression in Multiple Sclerosis_ Is it inevitable?

Depression in Multiple Sclerosis: Is it inevitable?

The last four weeks have been a challenge. The number of days I have had to finish in bed, early, has increased. Often seeking solace in a darkened room at 3 in the afternoon. My limbs have been heavier, where trying to lift my arm takes effort. Walking, taking longer, slower every day, struggling to …

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Resting during my walk

COVID-19 Confinement is finishing, or is it?

It was a warm day yesterday, and I had the chance to sit outside and read. The feel of the sun is fantastic, and I always welcome its feel. Somehow it renews me. The heat is like a charger and it can bring me from nearly depleted to half full. Not bad for an hour …

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A Delicate Subject

A Delicate Subject – Disabled Toilets

This post was going to be an information piece about disabled toilets, and the way we should build them. However, in my research, and chatting on Twitter, I have found there are standards (Irish Standards) in place. These even look well thought out, and the Irish Wheelchair Association has prepared a whole book (click here) …

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