2016: the year that was

As invariably happens with time, hours have ticked into days, into weeks, and into months, and now I find myself once more at the finish line of another year. And with the end of a year comes ‘should haves’, ‘would haves’, ‘could haves’ and ‘why did you do thats’, along with a range of other […]

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Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)

I am currently on my fourth treatment for MS (about to move onto my fifth!) so I consider myself a bit of an anecdotal expert on MS medications. I thought I’d put together a post on each drug I’ve tried and my experiences. Like having MS doesn’t mean I’m abnormal enough – my body keeps […]

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Post surgery musings

This week I had another of my all-too frequent reminders of my wafer-thin mortality. Even with so many things wrong with me, it’s amazing how my problems seem to fade into the background between specialist appointments – not that I’m not constantly aware that I have them but against the backdrop of my busy life it’s […]

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Being diagnosed with MS – part 2

Settle down in a comfy chair with a cup of tea, this part of my story is a little wordier than part 1! If you haven’t already, read this post first. ~~~ It’s 8am on Wednesday morning. I’m sitting in the emergency department at Monash scared out of my wits. I scroll through my Facebook […]

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Being diagnosed with MS – part 1

It sounds bizarre, but I’ve heard tales from many that being diagnosed with MS is a relief: ‘Finally an explanation for my numb legs and lack of balance!’ ‘Oh, so that’s why I can’t move my hand properly!’ ‘Great, I know what’s wrong and now I can start treatment!’ I didn’t know how anyone could […]

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