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Regaining what was once lost – A Chronic Illness story

Before Lockdown 1, 2.0 or 3, before I had all this time to think about life, I hadn't realised how much of myself I have lost since being diagnosed with MS. I'm not even sure how it happened. I suppose I have just been focused, understandably, on dealing with the diagnosis, what this disease means… Continue reading Regaining what was once lost – A Chronic Illness story

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Anxiety and Me

I am a naturally anxious person. First day at a new job, going somewhere I am not 100 percent sure where it is, hospital visits, not knowing exactly what to expect, you name it, I will worry about it! Therefore, I didn't really relate anxiety to MS specifically at first. However, after reading comments and… Continue reading Anxiety and Me

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Lockdown 3 -Here we go again…

Without sounding like the Mamma Mia sequel, here we go again. On Monday night, another national lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister to try and combat this new strain of Covid 19. Current figures state that in the UK, 1 in 50 people are now infected with Corona virus. The Prime Minister casually mentioned… Continue reading Lockdown 3 -Here we go again…

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Lockdown 2.0

Well, who would have thought we would be spending November hibernating like bears? It's a funny old one this time, I didn't see it coming. Non essential shops being shut again, restaurants closed, everyone back to working from home. Word of the year 'furlough' scheme being reinstated. Between me and you, I am relieved that… Continue reading Lockdown 2.0

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Living in Lockdown

Hi everyone, it has been a while! Sometimes I can't even believe what has happened. A global pandemic, a deadly virus sweeping the globe, and the Prime Minister actually shutting down shops and schools and telling us we cannot leave the house? It sounds like something from a book...War of the Worlds comes to mind.… Continue reading Living in Lockdown

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#30before30

So, don't tell anyone but I can now say that I will be 30 next year! NEXT YEAR! Granted, I need to get 29 out of the way first but still, next year?!?!? The thing that makes me laugh the most is that I do not feel anywhere near like a grown up yet. My… Continue reading #30before30

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Happy New Year – 2019!

When does it get too late to be saying ‘Happy New Year’? I am, as always, a little late to the party. Oops. My main resolution this year is to blog more. I was finding before Christmas that MS was all I was thinking about. I was reading about people who weren’t doing so well… Continue reading Happy New Year – 2019!

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The A to Z of MS

I have been thinking for a while about doing one of those challenges you see so often on social media. Something based around posting everyday and MS obviously. I put it into Google and found the A to Z Challenge website: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/02/announcing-2017-blogging-from-to-z.html  I know it was an April challenge but better late than never!! So I… Continue reading The A to Z of MS

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Being Kind To Yourself

So this week saw the 1st anniversary of the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena, where 22 concert goers lost their lives and hundreds more were injured. As some of you will know, the name of this blog, Manchester Spirit, came from the strength and courage my home city showed in this time of extreme adversity.… Continue reading Being Kind To Yourself

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6 months on…

So the inevitable happened. My positive mental attitude towards my new diagnosis has slipped in the last few weeks and I have been finding the reality of it all a little difficult to deal with. Symptoms wise I am OK, no relapses since starting Copaxone injections, so I know I don't have an awful lot… Continue reading 6 months on…