Diane Evans on the inappropriate and unthinking ways that some people talk to a person with multiple sclerosis and why it’s best to stop, look and listen before holding forth on MS
Fate tapped me on the shoulder in a room at the National Gallery in London’s Trafalgar Square.
It was the room where the Titians are, and, even if it sounds like Pseuds Corner in Private Eye, I was analyzing Titian’s late masterpiece “Diana and Actaon”.
Although Friday is the end of the working week, MS Awareness Week continues right through to Sunday 5 May – and Bold In Blue events will continue right through the month and beyond. So there is still plenty of time to to get involved and make a difference!
We’re very grateful to our patrons Jackie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen who appeared on ITV’s Lorraine show this morning, talking about MS Awareness Week. Both Jackie and Laurence’s mothers were diagnosed with MS, so they have a real understanding of the day-to-day reality of the condition.
I'd always wanted to do a triathlon, but being diagnosed with MS makes you wonder, is it something I can do? It made me question many things about my life and what the future has in store.
People with MS often experience strange sensations in the skin. They can be really hard to describe and feel downright weird.
What is it like to have fatigue (it is really awful) and how can we explain fatigue to others who have never experienced it? (almost impossible)
An MS Nurse from Sheffield who is in training for a sponsored cycle from London to Paris, has been nominated for our Super Nurse Award. This award recognises nurses who make a real difference for people with multiple sclerosis.
Vitamin D (vitamin D3) is created in the skin when exposed to ultraviolet B radiation in sunlight. In the UK, between May and September, about 20 to 30 minutes a day spent outdoors in direct sunshine in the middle of the day will meet vitamin D needs for most fair skinned people. Factors such as darker skin, the use of sunscreen, levels of pollution and the unpredictability of the British summer can all lower availability and between October and April, the level of ultraviolet is too low for vitamin D to be made.