How Does MS Affect Your Relationships?

How Does MS Affect Your Relationships?

When you’re diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, it’s like receiving a little jar of pain. Like with the Pandora Box, the jar has been left open, and all the pain it contains is slowly flowing out. As it does, you can hear your inner voice screaming, not only in pain but Continue Reading

The medical and care systems are broken!!

Our medical and care system is broken - A 30 Minute Life

In this post I share my thoughts about the medical and care systems that people with chronic illnesses must use. Is there an alternative?

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

CBD Oil – Dr. Hempme Review

CBD Oil

CDB oil is the most recent wonder drug for helping with MS. Hemp and marijuana are both sources of CBD (cannabidiol). When it is extracted from hemp, it has no THC (this is a chemical responsible for giving the high and is in marijuana). You can learn more here. As 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

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