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
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
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
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.
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 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
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.