It is being talked about A LOT more nowadays.
When I was first diagnosed I happily ignored it and pretended that it didn’t exist.
Luckily for all of us affected by MS, this has dramatically changed over the last decade. More research, more understanding, more awareness, more effective treatments and some really exciting possibilities for treatments are looking very likely in the future.
We also have a much better understanding of how to reduce or at least minimise symptoms with diet and lifestyle choices due to the research done by the likes of Professor Jelinek (Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis) and Dr Wahls (The Wahls Protocol). I’m sure there are many more.
I’m much less scared now. I definitely feel less alone and unusual.
Hearing Caroline Wyatt (BBC reporter) talk about her MS on the radio just now (she was diagnosed last summer after 25 years of strange symptoms and uncertainty) has inspired me to write this. With a neurologist, an MS Society representative and someone with a recent diagnosis, it was an informative, positive and practical report.
She sounded very calm and accepting of her diagnosis.
I feel inspired by her amazingly calm and matter-of-fact approach.
Wishing you all the very best Caroline Wyatt.