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Hospitals: Are they for patient care or doctors careers?

“You want me to come back again tomorrow?” I said through gritted teeth. My cheeks were twitching with pain and I asked, “Are you admitting me?” “No, but you must come back tomorrow to see the neurology team, and we will start you on steroids.” I shook with rage. It had become too much. The …

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More pain and fatigue, because I did not pace myself

Pacing is very important when you live with MS. Over the last week my illnesses punished me with more pain and fatigue, because I forgot this rule.

Pain is expensive: A day in my life

Pain is expensive: A day in my life

The last week has been very busy for me. I have had three trips to Galway and I am up against deadlines on a few projects. So I have had to be very careful about pacing, which I am succeeding in, mainly. Yesterday, I decided to write a very short post, so I would not …

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Invisible Symptoms: The impact of a delay on pain and mobility

Invisible Symptoms: The impact of a delay on pain and mobility

Medical appointments are a continuous part of living with chronic illness. Yesterday I had to visit the optician about getting new glasses. Usually it is a 30-45 minute visit. First the usual testing of my eyesight, then a scan of the back of my eye and then deciding on a pair of glasses, or in …

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Visiting the Optician: 4 things to remember if you have photophobia

Visiting the Optician: 4 things to remember if you have photophobia

Today I will be getting my eyes checked, as I wear glasses. If I remember correctly, I was about 14 when I started to need them. The writing on the blackboard at school was getting very fuzzy. Now I am 52 I need to take off my glasses to read, age does creep up on …

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