“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that
within me there lay an invincible summer.”
I admit, I am the quirky one of the bunch. The more physical pains I have, the more I want to live. The more MS gets in my way, the more I want to feel, achieve and succeed.
Writing is constantly on my mind, as is reading. After all, I spent half my childhood in the company of books, and after doing library studies, worked in one before moving abroad.
Ireland has been home since 2002, however, 2,5 years later, I was diagnosed with relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis. Severe fatigue and trigeminal neuralgia were and still are disobedient at times, but no steep decline has emerged. Ten years post-diagnosis, life’s good despite chronic pain and having to live life the slow way. This is proof that retiring from work was the best thing I ever did.
Whenever I feel well enough to write, I turn my pen into a peaceful weapon of choice, and raise awareness about the difficulties of life with an invisible illness like MS. By doing so, I found that the pen can be mightier than a sword. I hope my writing will lead to more successful advocacy attempts.
Ireland Blog Awards 2014 finalist in three different categories, and twice as a finalist as part of the MS Ireland’s blogging team.
Ireland Blog Awards 2013 – shortlisted in the Best Personal Blog category
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