Tip 5 – Adjust to the new normal

Adjust to the new normal

The new ‘normal’ I cannot walk any more!! I am in constant pain!! These are some of the new realities for people with a chronic illness, the new ’normal’. You no longer have the luxury of being able to hop out of bed and go for a long walk. Everything Continue Reading

Tip 4 – Get Support

Get Support

Get Support? It is my illness. I can manage it on my own. Don’t interfere with my life, you don’t know what it is like. These thoughts have spun around my head so many times in the last 25 years, I have lost count. It can be lonely when the Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Tip 2 – Be Healthy

How to cope with chronic illness - Be Healthy

Be Healthy?? Be Healthy?? I have a chronic illness, how can I be healthy!! Seriously, it does seem like a contradiction. However, if you really think about it you will realise that of all people someone with a chronic illness cannot afford to live an unhealthy life. You want to Continue Reading

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

Master your chronic illness otherwise it will be your Master

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 Continue Reading

Living with Pain – The new ‘normal’

Living with Pain – The new ‘normal’ Living with pain is a huge pain in the neck. it is my new ‘normal’. I have had constant pain for the last 3 years as a result of a car crash. It presented itself to me the day after the accident, and Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

The Choice – Pain, or possibly more pain??

So what should I do? I am faced with a choice, and I know that I have to get some more information, but a decision is looming. Up to 3 years ago I was virtually symptom-free of my MS. I had been using LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone) for 10 years Continue Reading

The Morning Challenge – Choose Living, or Choose to Succumb

I don’t want to succumb This morning I woke at 7:45. A little earlier than usual. On Saturdays I like to sleep in, and catch up on some rest. One of the symptoms that I have with my Multiple Sclerosis is fatigue. For those of you who don’t have fatigue Continue Reading