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  • Spotlight

    • Taking medicines abroad
      I try and go abroad at least once a year and, in the past, have given little consideration to just how I carry my drugs with me. We always used to take a pill box and set out the meds on a day-by-day schedule. One problem with this is that drugs should be carried in their original packaging. I've never had much of a problem but, more recently, realised I should be paying a bit more attention to the formal ...
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    • The Mountain Poem
      This poem, originally written for mental health, could also apply to Multiple Sclerosis where fatigue and pain are invisible and helps explain how we may cope with it.
      If the mountain seems too big today,
      then climb a hill instead.
      If the morning brings you sadness,
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    • It's never too late...
      I was reading some MS news and I thought: “It's all too late for me.” Then I remembered how HARD I've been working on my negative tendencies and how SUCCESSFUL that has been, so far. MS challenges us every day. For me, it is never too late to work at being positive and to learn a new skill with whatever abilities I have left to use. What positive aims and goals do you have?
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    • Pete's No Beard Or Hair Cuts 2019 (Colour in December) Challenge for MS Trust
      My husband Pete is raising money for the MS Trust. He won’t cut his hair or beard for all of 2019. Then, at the close of the year, Pete will have his hair and beard dyed. The 3 colours he has chosen to wear on his head and facial hair all have meaning: Blue and White for MS Trust, with Tangerine to make the colours used by Pete's favourite football club.
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    • DLA to PIP
      Well, this morning's post brought the DWP letter I have been expecting for about two years! Yep, you've got it, would I like to apply for PIP as the DLA is ending. I feel like I might be the last person on the planet to get the letter, but probably not! Having sorted out the various requirements needed to make the initial call, and having referred to the members-only guides on the Benefits&Work site ...
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    • Talking to others about your MS
      As some of you know, I have been writing and talking about my MS since I was diagnosed in 2007. One thing I was glad I did back then was tell people that I had MS. This is probably not something anyone should suggest or recommend to others just diagnosed. For myself, it turned out to be a good decision. It's a strange thing, when you tell most people they simply don't understand ...
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    • Shirl
      More Fundraising News! @HairyPete has banked a further £27.21 which came from a collection at Sam's Salon (Sam Burge). This included the pocket money from two girls who were visiting the Salon with their mother on 2nd November 2019. Thank you both to Chloe and Freya. Giving up your pocket money for a whole week is a huge donation and we are both very grateful that you helped the MS Trust in this way. We also heard from Erika at the MS Trust that the applicable Gift Aid was £2.75 - thank you to the taxpayers who visit the Salon - and to Des the plumber who saw this collection with the Sponsorship form, on our dining room table before Pete left for the bank. He popped a donation in - that was really kind of you, Des. This means the total amount raised, including Gift Aid, is now: £2116.91 - an amazing amount. If that's not enough, I will be back on Monday with more news ... our neighbours have been generous again - you rock, guys!   No Beard Or Hair Cut Fundraising Page. Help Shirley change the world! Make a donation now. UK.VIRGINMONEYGIVING.COM Shirley Davis is raising money for Charity. Sponsor them with Virgin Money Giving.  
    • Marina
      I wouldn't know, John...   The video's author says in its description:   and    
    • Stumbler
      @Marina , it was a very clever video, but the underlying data does seem to be questionable..........  
    • Marina
      He had a lot of hits and albums, but it seems not that many made it to No.1 and, when they did, they didn't stay there that long. Maybe that's why he's not in the Top 10 in the timeline video.   David Bowie | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company WWW.OFFICIALCHARTS.COM All the singles and albums of David Bowie, peak chart positions, career stats, week-by-week chart runs and latest news.   What surprised me, too, was that the Rolling Stones didn't figure much in the timeline either, and then not until more latter years.
    • HairyPete
      I've got a decent collection of scarves and beanie hats, some with bobbles, some without. The beanie hats, that is, not the scarves. Don't forget I come from the frozen wastes of the People's Democratic Republic of Lancastria. It's always cold up there. 
    • Shirl
      ... with a happier wife who wants to see her 'normal' hubby again.   However, we've been up to our local Neurology department (for me) today and many folk have thanked @HairyPete for what he has achieved! Even the eminent Neuro we were consulting, and his supporting nurses... that is praise indeed from those who really know what we are all up against.    
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Founded in 2004, MS People UK is a community website and discussion forum by and for people with Multiple Sclerosis as well as for friends, families, supporters and those interested in this disabling condition.

If you’re newly diagnosed or want to ask about possible first symptoms, or if you’ve had Relapse Remit, Secondary or Primary Progressive MS for some time, a welcoming group of fellow MS sufferers is here to chat with you about MS symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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