Hi and welcome to ‘My MS’ – the domain name pretty much says what this blog is about – and the domain ‘someoneelsesms’, although preferable, was too long and clumsy.
I was officially diagnosed with MS in November 2010 and decided to whack this blog up. Why? Well, I get more computer time now I don’t have to clean out the gutters and I figured that it might be a handy place for others who have MS or want to know about MS to drop in. And after surfing around other MS websites I discovered that most of them don’t have a huge ‘fun’ factor. And I now have a licence to make fun of MS if I so choose. Prior to November 2010 that would have been sick, cruel and politically incorrect. Now I can make myself laugh so hard I might just wet myself. And who knows, on bad days, a giggle or a cough might also bring that on.
This is not a ‘support group’ forum. Nor is it a ‘medical’ site (there are links to the serious sites). It is simply a site that explains my type of MS with a few tips from my experiences on how to make life more enjoyable and rewarding. They say that no two cases of MS are the same but there must be similarities. We all live somewhere, we all wash and get dressed (hopefully) and most of us go out – but sometimes it is these simple things that are so bloody frustrating.
Please feel free to comment and contribute – sharing your experiences and tips may help others. And I look forward to ‘meeting’ you here!
Oh! I found this on another website. Apparently some people see MS as an abbreviation for the Microsoft Corporation. It is very easy to tell them apart. One is a debilitating and widespread affliction that renders the sufferer barely able to perform the simplest task. The other is a disease.
And a quick thanks to Dr Jim the GP, Dr Noel the Neuro and Nursie Mel.
PS – my plan is to make pretty much daily postys, both to share how things are going in my part of the ‘MS community’ and to share anything I come across that interests or amuses me. As an example, my mate Dave sent me this joke. A guy with MS was sitting in a girlie bar in Bangkok when a really gorgeous Thai girl approached and sat next to him. She ran her hand up the inside of his thigh and he kept thinking to himself, “Please get an erection… Please get an erection…” And she did.
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