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!
Here is Part 2 of my A to Z of MS. I really hope it has explained what it is like living with MS and made some of you readers out there feel a little less alone. It was lovely to hear some stories about it via Instagram too.
Over on my Instagram account @manchesterspirit I have been doing the #AtoZofMS, posting a letter on each day of July, well, with some exceptions because it is me and I am forgetful! The aim of this was to create a comprehensive guide to MS, from the view point of helping someone who has just been… Continue reading The A to Z of MS – Part 1
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
So I went to see my amazing MS Nurse last week for my latest 3 month check up. I get so cross that the media in the UK constantly criticise the NHS. I know that sometimes wait times for appointments are long but having spent a lot of time going to hospital appointments in the… Continue reading Latest Medical Appointment
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…
So, I have not posted on here for a few weeks and now I can share with you why! 18 months ago, me and my 2 friends had a crazy idea that we should save up for the ultimate tourist trip to California. We wanted to do it all, Disneyland, Universal, Warner Brothers, San Francisco, the works! The planning was going well, we had got a great deal from the travel agents, even the Big Bang Theory were filming an episode while we would be there. We couldn't believe our luck. Then...you guessed it...6 months before we go, I get diagnosed with my little health niggle.
I am sure that most MS sufferers have been told by their doctor that they should adopt the Mediterranean Diet to help ease their symptoms, external ones or internal. It was pretty much the first thing my doctor said to me. At first, I was like: 'Oh ok, that is doable. I like fish as… Continue reading The Mediterranean Diet
So, it happened. The dreaded phone call. 'Is that Sarah? We are ringing to let you know your medication will be delivered on Monday.' I was right in the middle of making lunch *dramatic eye roll* During the first week of January, after a few long chats with Doctors, Nurses and my family, I… Continue reading The Medication Game
Welcome to Manchester Spirit, thanks for stopping by. On the 10th of October 2017, my world fell apart. The doctor turned his computer screen around to show me the pictures of my brain MRI and said 'You have MS.' It was just like it happens in films, everything seemed to slow down. I could see the doctor was talking but I couldn't hear what he was saying. It was like I had been winded, like I couldn't breath. I just stared at him blankly. 'Do you have any questions? Is there anything you want to ask?' he prompted me. I knew as soon as I opened my mouth I would cry so I just shook my head and turned to my mum, who looked as shell shocked as I felt. I stood up to leave because I didn't know what else to do, I just knew I needed to leave. And pretend this conversation had never happened.