The maxim of this blog is: The more physical pains I have, the more I want to live. The more MS gets in my way, the more I want to feel, achieve and succeed, but if I can’t write an honest account of what life with MS is like, then I will not write about it at all.
Inquisitive, quirky, alternative, stubborn and delightfully sarcastic female. Beneath the serious look on my face is a little leprechaun out for mischief. I take whatever comes my way in my stride; when I can do so in my tall Doc Martens’ boots, I‘m the happiest lass around.
Living in Ireland since 2002 because of not liking my native country Belgium that much. You can guess I’m passionate about Ireland and I’m also mad about psychology, books, nature, history, rugby and my Dr Martens boots.
Diagnosed with relapsing/remitting multiple sclerosis in 2005. Killer blow indeed, but life’s good despite chronic pain and having to live life the slow way. Severe fatigue, trigeminal neuralgia and eye pains uncontrollable at times, but no steep decline has emerged. This is proof that retiring from work was the best thing I ever did. I turned my free time into a weapon of choice, and now advocate better neurological services in Ireland. Methinks some people in government buildings hate seeing my name pop up in their email accounts, but MS activism is never-ending.
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Nominated, longlisted and shortlisted in the Blog Awards Ireland 2014 in the Health & Wellness as well as the Best Personal Blog categories (competition is still running):
Nominated, longlisted and shortlisted in the Blog Awards Ireland 2014 in the Best Group Blog with MS Ireland’s blog (Irish MS society):
Nominated, longlisted and shortlisted for Ireland Blog Awards 2013 in Best Personal Blog category:
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