"Writing poetry helped me come to terms with my MS diagnosis"
An MS diagnosis left Phil feeling ‘stunned and scared’, but writing about some of the emotions he experienced in a poem helped him come to terms with the diagnosis.Read more
Work and MS: Five top tips
Our day job is an important part of our identity, and being diagnosed with MS shouldn't mean giving up the things that make us who we are. But the unpredictability of MS may mean that you have to make some adjustments to how you approach work. In this guest blog, Carla, who was diagnosed with MS in 2008, suggests some simple changes you could make to help manage work life and MS.Read more
"I might have MS but MS doesn't have me"
Larissa Thomas was diagnosed with MS in July last year. Here she talks tattoos, smiling through the pain and why she’s determined to make the best of things.Read more
"I am not defined by having multiple sclerosis"
Maisie, who was diagnosed with MS in June, aged just 14, hosted a My Garden Party in the summer, and raised thousands of pounds to help us make a difference for people with MS. Here she tells us what it meant to fundraise for the MS Trust and why she's determined to live her life like "any other teenager".Read more
Can’t change what happens, just have to deal with it - Wayne's Story
When Wayne first started experiencing tingling and weakness in his hand and wrist, he ignored it "like a typical bloke". But then six months later, in May this year, he was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS. Here he tells us about coming to terms with the diagnosis, starting treatment, and why he's determined to "keep smiling".Read more
'Coming out' about my MS
When Kimberley was diagnosed with MS in February, she was scared to open up about the condition. But then a few months later, on World MS Day, she decided to ‘come out’ about her MS in a rather public way – and was overwhelmed by the support she received from friends and strangers alike.Read more