Health

The journey to diagnosis: Why so long?

Getting an ms diagnosis can be tricky, but it seems that the bigger problem for women is getting doctors to take them seriously for any illness. Don’t stop pushing for answers if you think something’s not right and don’t let doctors dismiss your concerns. ❤️ Amanda

Poetry

FEAR

First of all, I have to acknowledge the overwhelming positive support I got for my last post from my various ms ‘families’. For an introvert that overanalyses every social interaction (yeah, I think they call that social anxiety 🤔 ), it took me a long time to put myself out in cyber world and open myself… Continue reading FEAR

Partners/Caregivers

Shoutout to partners!

Happy Monday! Since I just started this blog, I was planning to start with a more introductory post but I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in many of the facebook ms support groups I belong to and I think it’s a topic worth discussing. Every day, I see at least two or three stories about partners… Continue reading Shoutout to partners!

Poetry

Guilt

I don't consider myself a poet but some things, emotions particularly, seem more accessible when I let the words flow freely and simply. I wrote this poem about guilt last year. Guilt is an emotion I strenuously fought against but I encountered it full-force when I stopped working. Happily, a year later I'm more at… Continue reading Guilt