I suppose I could be considered one of the lucky ones.
My MS has deprived me of the ability to walk or to handle objects easily. I am visibly affected. ( “You always were.” Quiet at the back!)
What you can’t see is the pain of the muscle stiffness and spasms, the difficulties with bladder and bowel, and the fatigue. My God, the fatigue. Yes, we all get dog tired at times, but this is on a different level.
My point is that unlike me many MS sufferers have all the invisible symptoms but outwardly appear to be perfectly well.
Managing MS in these difficult times is a challenge. Please spare a thought for MS sufferers if you can, amidst all the more immediate and life threatening concerns of Covid-19.
This is MS Week.
I have recently received some invaluable assistance from the Remap charity, and I’d like to thank them here and, hopefully, help to raise awareness of their existence and purpose. This should be of interest to anyone who is disabled, caring for a disabled person or perhaps knows one.
Facebook, eh? What’s that all about? I decided to find out…
I have resisted the idea of signing up for Facebook for years. “What? You’re not on Facebook?” folks would say. “How come? You some kind of weirdo?” Continue reading
My favourite Margate resident Don Wood adds his name to the list of great artists who have been inspired by the town. (Well, I can think of Turner and Emin, anyway.)
If you need an insight into how MS both restricts and inspires us, Don’s blogs are the place to look. He is always able to put a cheerful slant on anything that would floor the rest of us. Cheers Don!
Last year I began to find increasing difficulty in using a conventional mouse with my PC. My hands have stiffened up and I have lost a lot of fine motor control and sensation in my fingers.
I can demonstarte this y leavinf gthis line of type uncorredcted 🙂
I could move the cursor to where I needed it, though if the target area was small this was not so easy. But the real trouble began when I tried to click. Continue reading