Unless you have a chronic condition, it can be hard to understand just how debilitating fatigue can be. Sure, we have all had a bad night’s sleep or perhaps drunk a little too much the night before and woke up feeling tired, but fatigue in chronic conditions is more than that. A good night’s sleep […]Read More Understanding Fatigue – The Spoon Theory
At the moment I feel I am using my writing and brain power on work and studies (I’m doing a Post Graduate Certificate in Change Management) and have neglected this blog. Things are definitely on the up for me, and I don’t know if it’s a change of the weather & extension of daylight hours, […]Read More Life is all about Balance
Hands up if your mental health has taken a nose dive this month. Yep, I’ve struggled at times too. Well probably 70% of this month if I’m honest. I’m still managing to try to find the positives in everything but we are having a lot of shite thrown our way at the moment. When I […]Read More Finding that Silver Lining
Today is a year to the day since I decided to keep blogging for MS / health reasons! It actually came in really handy – I have an appointment with the neurologist at Frimley Park this coming week, so have been able to go back over all my posts and highlight when I’ve felt bad […]Read More A Year of Blogging
All my posts lately have been very optimistic and positive as that is how I am the majority of the time. Today is not one of those days. Today I’m feeling sorry for myself and am quiet and grumpy. Today I am the horrible combination of being both tired and in pain. My mood change […]Read More Glass Half Empty Today
I always find something quite ominous about New Years Eve and truth be told, I don’t like it very much. I don’t know why, but I find it a depressing day, so I figured I would write a blog about all the good things that 2020 has brought me – which to be fair in […]Read More New Years, More Beers
I don’t like that word. What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you say ‘Disabled’? A wheelchair perhaps? The Oxford Dictionary defines it as – adjective; (of a person) having a physical or mental condition that limits their movements, senses, or activities. This a lot more of a broad brush term and something that […]Read More Disabled? More like Enabled.
Last week was great, I hit a couple of new PB’s in indoor rowing, got 1st place in Royal Navy Indoor Rowing Champs in BOTH the 500m and 2000m and placed in the top half within the two events of the RAF Virtual Indoor Rowing Champs (1 minute best effort and 4x 725m/80s rest) . […]Read More Please Sir, I want some more (spoons)
Impostor syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents or accomplishments and has a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud” This is how I feel when it comes to having MS. Not doubting my skills, talents and accomplishments but doubting the severity of my MS. I see and read […]Read More Impostor Syndrome
My absence on here can only be a good thing, nothing significant to report MS wise 🙂 I smashed the marathon in just under 3:35 before being roped into RAF Rowing’s Virtual Atlantic Row, where as a team we are aiming to row the length of the Atlantic and back throughout the month of September […]Read More It’s not always MS… But I’ll always blame MS!