MS in the workplace

Revealing My Multiple Sclerosis At Work

Have you been diagnosed with a chronic illness and are struggling with the notion of whether you should tell people at work? Are you wondering if you should tell your boss? Do you know if you are even obliged to disclose your condition? Or would you much rather keep this information private and separate to your work? I was faced with these very same questions when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and it was something I struggled to find an answer to in the first few years of my diagnosis.

Oska Pulse

Oska Pulse Product Review – A Drug-Free Solution to Pain

Towards the beginning of the year, I came across a product called the Oska Pulse, which offered a drug-free solution to pain. Anything that provides a drug-free solution always catches my eye. So I saved the web site to my "read later" folder, where it sat until the day I decided that enough was enough, and the time had come to give my chronic pain its marching orders.

word finding practice

Solving My MS Puzzle: Managing Cognitive Problems

I often talk about the emotional challenges I’ve had with MS, but I’ve only really hinted about my cognitive problems. So in this weeks post, I’m going to go into a bit more depth about my cognitive issues and how I deal with those...

A chronic voice November Linkup Party

Rediscovering Healthy Habits & Cherishing The Simple Things

This week’s post is part of A Chronic Voice's November Linkup Party which is a monthly get together for people with chronic illness to share and learn from each other's experiences. November's Writing Prompts were: Discovering Rediscovering Anticipating Decluttering Cherishing This month, I will be writing about what I have been up to recently...

Permission Slips

Granting Myself A Health-Life Balance

Have you ever been a bit too overambitious and used up way more spoons than you have? Have you ever tried to cram too much into your day, despite the fact that you know there would be consequences if you did? Well, that’s what’s happened to me these last few weeks, and as a result, I am EXHAUSTED!! I’ve spent the last week recovering from my error in judgement, and I’ve been thinking of what compelled me to bite off more than I knew I could chew. Was I testing my capabilities? Maybe. Or was it something else?