March: MS Awareness Month

Tripping Through Treacle

March heralds MS Awareness month.  But what does this actually mean?  In my life, I’ve found that most people are ‘aware’ of MS; they have a 2nd cousin twice removed who has it, or, as my husband used to think, ‘it is something that affects your mobility… so you end up in a wheelchair’.  Heck, used to associate MS with wheelchairs… I remember being at Primary School, meeting a man using a wheelchair.  He had MS.

But if I was going to raise awareness of MS, there are a few simple things I would like to make other people, those who have no personal knowledge and experience of MS, to be aware of:

Aware…. that MS is a ‘snowflake’ disease.  We are all the same (have the same disease, Multiple Sclerosis), but we are all different.  We may not all have the same symptoms and, if we…

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