Time heals, perhaps even MS

Dangling clock

As you move on in life, you will find that perhaps your diagnosis was something that needed to happen to see what is really important in life.
It is not an expensive new car, clothes, jewelry.
It’s health and acceptance, though flawed the best of times.

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Unfair

Once again I am here. A small, busy waiting room in hospital. People waiting, wondering, dreading, hoping. How much longer will I need to be here? When will it be the last time I can walk in here with a neurological illness and when will I be able to walk out with that nagging, progressing […]

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Beware of the thief!

In between trying to set up a new laptop today and resting enough before another batch of daily tasks comes my way, I came across an email about MS and the question what MS has stolen from us. In her blog post, Nicole Lemelle says “Multiple Sclerosis robs us of our outside roles and independence. […]

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Dissecting words

Sad image

“Billie… smile!” “Billie, this is a business company, not the beach!” “Oh Bee, you’re such a bad dancer!” “It must be great being on sick leave so much; it’s like being on a long holiday!” “Look at her, Monday morning and still drunk!” These sentences might just be background noise to some, but to a […]

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Single life?

“However, I am not MS and MS is not me. It may reside inside my brain but that is where the relationship ends. I accept it is there, but it will not make me long for a relationship just to be in a relationship, or to have someone present to care for me day in, day out. Quite independent, indeed.”

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Philosophy of Friendship

Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. Albert Camus An empty white page on my laptop. Too warm to write, too warm to make sense out of nonsense on my own. In fact, even when I’m […]

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Pride

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. (Jim Rohn) Being unwell? For those who only have an odd cold or flu, they believe they cannot possibly feel any worse. For those who battle cancer, ‘being unwell’ becomes a triumph over adversity if their treatment is successful. I often find […]

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Learning to be sick

The secret of learning to be sick is this: Illness doesn’t make you less of what you were. You are still you. (Tony Snow) © Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2012. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly […]

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A man’s illness

A man’s illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy. (Lauren Bacall) © Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2012. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s […]

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A man’s illness

A man’s illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy. (Lauren Bacall) © Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me, 2011-2012. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s […]

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Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

Sometimes I just don’t feel like talking about what goes on mentally or physically. Not being able to sleep properly doesn’t do much good either, so writing about everything that has been ruling my day, was rather hard to do. Having MS is no mean feat… If your MS is anything like mine, then I’m […]

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I’m a rock chick babe and you better know it!

I am a rock chick babe and you better know it. With this statement I came home from my weekly shopping, having browsed through the sales in an already low-cost shop. Makes you feel good knowing you didn’t break the bank doing so. Right now, though, that is not what is on my mind. I […]

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I’m a rock chick babe and you better know it!

Oops! This page has moved to this page  Why not read one of these posts when you’re finished? A powerful letter to my MS MS anxiety Do I have stupid written on my forehead? I’m an ex and I’m loving it! You will survive! Responsibility hurts Ignorance Let’s be frank Fake it ’til you make it […]

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