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The World vs.MS Blog

The World vs.MS is about people. It’s about anyone living with multiple sclerosis (MS) or anyone inspired to join the fight against it.

Here are their stories and the latest updates from us.

MS, self-reflection and compromise

MS, self-reflection and compromise

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14-01-2019

8 minutes, 13 seconds

Soon after my diagnosis of MS, I realised that life was now all about give and take. I was giving up everything, MS was taking. Not only that, I was navigating a whole new world without a map – there...

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Telling people at work about your MS

Telling people at work about your MS

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14-01-2019

9 minutes, 58 seconds

So, you’ve been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and, along with all of the emotional turmoil that comes with being diagnosed with a life-long condition, you’re also worried about work. The majority of MS diagnoses happen when people are in their...

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I make my own decisions

I make my own decisions

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14-01-2019

6 minutes, 51 seconds

“I’ll just do that for you!”, or “you can’t do that, you shouldn’t be doing that!”. It’s something that happens to all of us who live with MS from time to time, other people relishing in making our decisions for...

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How Fabienne helped Charlotte Demand More from life with MS

How Fabienne helped Charlotte Demand More from life with MS

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24-08-2018

6 minutes, 9 seconds

From my perspective On the morning of 5 December 2010, I fell to the floor when getting out of bed. The right side of my body no longer responded; I was paralysed on one side. I nevertheless had enough strength (the paralysis would worsen over the upcoming days) to drag myself into the living room...

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How Telma’s husband helped her Demand More from life with MS

How Telma’s husband helped her Demand More from life with MS

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08-08-2018

4 minutes, 25 seconds

Not long ago, I was chatting to a friend and I said to her: “Sometimes, people think that a miracle happened to me to be as I am, but that’s not what happened.” Dilma knowingly replied, “People see your smile, but they didn’t see your tears and what they want is to smile when they...

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Birgit Bauer: Quality of life and MS

Birgit Bauer: Quality of life and MS

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30-05-2018

5 minutes, 40 seconds

Quality of life is the phrase on everyone’s lips. Everyone strives for it. Generally speaking, it’s everything coming together that means people can lead a good life. Being happy and satisfied. Things like eating right, having a nice home, money for everything that’s good for you. Everyone has their own priorities, but there’s one factor that’s important for everyone: health.

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Mar Mendibe : Quality of life and MS

Mar Mendibe : Quality of life and MS

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30-05-2018

6 minutes, 46 seconds

Dr Mar Mendibe is a neurologist with over 18 years’ experience. Her experience spans all aspects of MS but her particular interest is in medicine and surgery. Mar currently works at the Cruces University Hospital and is also a Professor of the Department of Neurosciences at the University of the Basque Country.

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My inner strength revealed

My inner strength revealed

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14-05-2018

7 minutes, 26 seconds

I was first diagnosed with MS in 2005, and my son Zander was born in 2006, while I was still adjusting to my illness. I can only view this timing as miraculous, as it had such an impact on me.

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Joanne’s parenting tips

Joanne’s parenting tips

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14-05-2018

4 minutes, 10 seconds

I was diagnosed a year before falling pregnant with my little man, who is now a pre-schooler. When he was born, I was told to “savour every moment as they grow up so fast”. The similarity of being a Mother and having MS is to be prepared. To do this, I wanted to understand how to look after myself and a little one at the same time. I am no expert on mummy or MS stuff, but this is what I have learnt so far on coping:

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