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To Blog or Not To Blog…

Why not write a diary? Why not chat to friends? Why blog?

I have thought a lot about this since I started my blog last September. Why am I exposing my innermost thoughts to the world? Hmm. Long story short – when I was going through the MS diagnosis period, I read everything possible about MS. I read the factual sites, I read the blogs, I read the chat rooms.

All of them offered me great support, with a special mention to the MS Society forums. Yet, I still felt there was something missing. Where was the humour? I went through hell during my diagnosis. I got drunk, fell over, bored my friends to death.  But I came out the other side, stronger and ready to take on the world.

I wanted to show people that yes, MS is crap. It can ruin your life. Dreams are destroyed and your life plan is altered forever. MS shatters families. But when the worst has happened, surely the only way is up?

I think I have incorporated MS into my life. I hope so. And it’s pretty grim a lot of the time, but other times it makes me laugh out loud. I am used to the dodgy walking, the foot drop, the random jerking and general oddness. The fatigue is just part of my life now. I do as much as I can, when I can.

To begin with, I kept my blog a secret from my friends and family. I wasn’t ashamed, I just felt exposed. But now, even though I know there are people reading my blog who I would prefer not to, I just think, ‘and?’.

This is life with MS. It ain’t always pretty, but it’s the truth. The comments I have received keep me going. So often, I have thought, I can’t blog any more. Then I get a lovely comment and it makes it all worthwhile. So, I’m going to keep blogging, keep telling the crazy truth about life with MS. And all feedback is always gratefully received…


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MS Bloggers

Just a quick blog post today – shouting out for MS bloggers to join me here. Blogging is all about speaking out, hooking up and building a community. Lots of you guys have spread the word about my blog so I’d like to return the favour.

Or if there is a blog you really like reading, let me know!

I’ve added a new page to my site, ‘MS Blogs’, so if you write a blog about MS, just let me know and I’ll put your link up.




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Discovering New Blogs

Lynn C Schreiber has created a blog hop for discovering new blogs – I’ve only been blogging since September, so I’m in! Following the rules, here are my answers:

Who am I?

I am a working-mum, living with multiple sclerosis. I was diagnosed this year and I seem to have a whole load to talk/get angry/be sad about. Whether you like it or not, life with this diagnosis changes in so many ways, most of which I explore in my blog. Along the way, I was sacked for having MS, so this saga is unfolding too…

Aside from that, I am a normal 30-something gal who likes nothing better than meeting up with friends, exploring/trying out new things. sitting in cafes people watching for hours on end, upcycling things rescued from charity shops and attempting craft projects seen on Pinterest, not always with a great deal of success.

Why did I start blogging?

I wanted to write about living a life with MS. It’s challenges, quirkiness, oddness and downright madness. In light of recent events (being sacked), I now want to let people know that yes, this does still happen in 2012. I want to rail against the injustice of it (and eat a lot of chocolate).

Which post am I most pleased with?

Ooh, too many to mention! Can I choose two?

Doing Housework the MS Way – Simply because it still makes me smile when I read it, and it’s good to see the brighter side of life sometimes.

A Recipe For Changing Your Life – As I was so angry when I wrote this and it was great therapy!

Which post had the most response? 

Get Lost – about the day I was sacked for having MS. It was great to know I had a lot of support out there.

Which blogs do I like reading?








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