Relapse Recovery Toolkit - 5 Step MS Relapse Recovery Plan

Relapse Recovery Toolkit

5 Step MS Relapse Recovery Plan  I recently wrote about rebooting after an MS relapse. After I do a reboot, […]

Spoon Theory

Spoon Theory & Raising Awareness Through Humour

It has only been a few months into my blogging journey, and I am becoming more familiar with social media, I was not overly familiar with things like Twitter and Tumblr before. I’ve had to learn all about trends and hashtags...trying to keep up with the kinds of things people were talking about. In my trending feed one day I saw some funny posts with the hashtag SpoonieProblems. Thought it might have been a joke between two friends at first but then it popped up again and again, it was everywhere... I followed the trail to the original source and found out about spoon theory.

Working with your doctor through self advocacy.

Self-Advocacy 101

I’m writing this post from the hospital day unit, everything's fine. I'm just here to have my MS treatment changed, it's standard procedure to be under observation for your first dose. I had raised concerns with my doctor regarding my previous therapy as I was always unwell and had missed months of work.What I want to share in this post is how I approached the topic of changing meds with my specialist.

Living In The Shadow Of The Black Dog

Chronic Fatigue, sadness and the danger of depression I think I might be starting to feel depressed, I'm just calling it feeling flat for now. I've been through this cycle before. I know that everything will be ok because I know how to bring myself out of it. I have the tools to get me back on track, and I've helped teach and guide others on the steps needed to fight the cycle as well. The problem is that today, I either don't have the energy or the willpower to fight it. This is what frustrates me the most about the chronic fatigue/depression combo...

Managing Poor Sleep

Managing Poor Sleep – A Night At The Sleep Clinic

There's a saying that gets used in medicine, if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebra. It means don't go looking at uncommon causes (zebra) without checking for more common causes first (horses). Well, when it comes to my health I always assume it's the zebra. I jump to the conclusion that every little thing is MS related while ignoring that it could be something much more commonplace. Fortunately, my GP has reigned in my tendency to overreact, and now I wait for her to eliminate more common causes first.