Unless you’re dropping in to see if I am hiding in books all day, MS is the reason you are dwelling on this page. If so, I am sorry to hear you are in a loveless affair as devious as multiple sclerosis.
Mine knocked on my door in 2005, approximately 2.5 years after emigrating to Ireland. At the end of 2009, MS forced me to retire, but being stubborn, Ireland is still in my blood, and it remains my home.
This website is a mix of personal experiences and general information about MS to fill the gap left by websites filled with difficult medical jargon. By accentuating hard, funny or intense moments that come with the diagnosis of a chronic, neurodegenerative illness, I hope to help change people’s perception about invisible illnesses like MS.
Hopefully, we will connect somehow to share its burden and be an inspiration for each other. After all, Ireland, Multiple Sclerosis & Me was created to do just that: trying to make some sense of all this nonsense.
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Book Review – Trevis Gleason’s Chef Interrupted
The book is as engaging as Trevis is in real life, and a must-read for anyone with MS. Yes, life was interrupted by his diagnosis, but Trevis manages to squeeze every bit of life out of the good as well as the bad days. Laced with recipes, daily Irish events about dogs and how to life to the fullest, I can only recommend this book to anyone who's looking for some inspiration and motivation to keep going. #TrevisGleason #ChefInterrupted #multiplesclerosis #Ireland
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