Merry Christmas

Christmas and chronic illness

Christmas is coming Christmas, or any holiday time, is usually a cause of stress for people with chronic illnesses. One thing that we need in life is big changes from our usual routine. This stability creates a balance in our illness. Any deviation in this can lead to unpleasant consequences. Negative Triggers In my life, I have always tried to …

Living with Chronic Illness - Winter is Coming

Living with Chronic Illness – Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming On Tuesday I was out at work. My work is doing market research surveys, and I go from door to door, seeing if I can get someone to be a respondent for my survey. I enjoy this job and the people that I meet and it is something that I can do given the limitations imposed by …

Opportunity Comes to Pass,Not to Pause

Living with Chronic Illness – Opportunity

Opportunity When someone dies that is close to you, you inevitably reflect on your own mortality. It is one of those truism’s that we cannot escape. It can also be a positive action, causing you to endeavour to change your own life, in a positive way. My experience My mother passed away recently, and it was a sad time for …

Tip 3 – Look after your mental health

Look after your mental health “Look after your mental health” is really a sub-category of Tip 2 – Be Healthy. When you have a chronic illness that has no cure your life is thrown upside down. At no stage in your upbringing have you been taught the skills of how to manage the impact that it will have on your …

Master your chronic illness otherwise it will be your Master

Tip 1 – Master your chronic illness or it will master you

Mastering Your Chronic Illness Having a chronic illness can seem all-consuming. The danger is that, and it probably does, it can take over your life. Permeating every aspect of your life. So, how do you prevent this from happening? The key is that you must become the Master of your chronic illness. How MS impacted me when I was diagnosed …

Invisible Symptoms – Living with MS and Chronic Headache

Living With MS and Chronic Headache – Invisible Symptoms My Symptoms When people meet me they often comment how well I look. This is often the case for people who are living with MS, or headaches. There is nothing that you can see that gives you an idea of what I am feeling on any given day. You cannot see …

A Day in my Life

What I will tell you In this post, I would like to tell you about my daily routine. When you have a disease like Multiple Sclerosis, combined with piercing headaches, you need to have the sense that you have control over your life, despite the obvious fact that there are elements of your life that you have no control of. …