It’s Not Horror, But It Can Be Pretty Scary – Living With A Long Term Health Condition

Read the preview The people who know the most about living with a condition are the people who live with the condition.AEL Lyons Right before the first lockdown, way back in February of 2020, I met a woman at a group I attend. The group was for people with Multiple Sclerosis, their friends and family. … Continue reading It’s Not Horror, But It Can Be Pretty Scary – Living With A Long Term Health Condition

A ‘Best Of’ To Start The New Year

Well it's not my first post of the year but I wanted to get this out in January 2021. What follows is a list of links to some of my more popular posts of the last couple of years (I was MIA May '19 - Sept'20) along with a brief description of what you can … Continue reading A ‘Best Of’ To Start The New Year

Diary of An Author With Multiple Sclerosis – Mental Health Edition

Well, shit. It’s been over a year. Does Anyone Even Remember Me? I barely remember me. It’s been a long time… I’ve fought for the last couple of months to stay away, but the itch has been, well, itching, and it is with great excitement and MASSIVE trepidation that today I am finally sitting down … Continue reading Diary of An Author With Multiple Sclerosis – Mental Health Edition

Diary of an Author With Multiple Sclerosis – March 2019

March is over, and time for a recap on what has happened in the last four weeks, both with my writing, but also with my health. If you're here for the writing updates and info on what I've learned, that bit comes first, as it should. I can't lie, MS is a huge part of … Continue reading Diary of an Author With Multiple Sclerosis – March 2019

Multiple Sclerosis Medication Rant – HELP!

Been a tough month. Pain levels have been high. Higher than normal, I think. Not sure why, but like last time, my skin has been super-sensitive, making tasks  much harder! But what I really want to talk about today, is the problems I am having with delivery of my medication. Each month I take a delivery … Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis Medication Rant – HELP!

I Don’t Want to be Inspirational, I Just Want to be Me

 “There’s no tragedy for me” – Selma Blair Image from Imdb I read an article in the news last week. It was a piece about Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) talking about her friend, actress Selma Blair. Back in October, Selma was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The first thing I thought was ‘that’s what I’ve … Continue reading I Don’t Want to be Inspirational, I Just Want to be Me

Diary of an Author With Multiple Sclerosis – Feb 19

It’s been just over a month since my last update, but I’m trying really hard to keep updating as regularly as possible. Once a month seems about right for this series. So what’s been happening since last time (writing first)? Writing problems and solutions! Writing I’ve been writing reasonably seriously for about four or five … Continue reading Diary of an Author With Multiple Sclerosis – Feb 19

Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis. Christmas Edition

So it’s been a while since I updated this diary. Quite a bit has happened in my life since the last update, some of it connected to writing, but mostly not. I’ll try and fit it in where I can below. Here’s what’s been happening, writing first: Writing I started October off by joining the … Continue reading Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis. Christmas Edition

The Extra Cost of Being Disabled

I am currently waiting for work to start on a new downstairs extension in my house which will give me a downstairs bedroom. This is going to cost somewhere in the region of £50,000, plus any unforseen extras. It put me in mind of a post I wrote a while ago about the 'hidden' extra costs … Continue reading The Extra Cost of Being Disabled

Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis – May 2018

Another month in the bag. Strange month, April. Not the month itself; that’s pretty standard – a bunch of days, some nights (about the same amount as the days), but what has occurred this last 6 weeks. On with the updates, as usual, writing first Writing It has been a difficult few weeks for me … Continue reading Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis – May 2018