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

Diary of an Author With Multiple Sclerosis – April 2019

April over. So what's happened last month? As usual, writing updates first: Writing I started in on the editing of my WIP, Paklife. Its sat untouched for a couple of weeks, so now I'm coming back with fresh eyes and starting a rewrite. I started off by reading and adding / taking away bits from … Continue reading Diary of an Author With Multiple Sclerosis – April 2019

Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis

March is here already. I truly cannot believe the pace at which this year is moving. I think it could just be a sign that I’m getting old… On to this month’s happenings, as usual, writing first… Writing In the first part of the month, I continued on with my novel, which now has a … Continue reading Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis

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

It’s been a while since I've done one of these, but if you read my post ‘Back from the brink of despair,’ you’ll know that I’ve had a few challenges over the last few months, but now I feel like I’m clawing my way back, and I want to get back to my diary posts. … Continue reading Diary of an Author with Multiple Sclerosis

Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis Part 5: Dream the Second

Last week, I told you the first of my recurring dreams following my diagnosis.  Today it's the second and third dreams. This will be my final post in this series; I feel like I've said enough on this topic, plus I want to move onto other things!  So, dreams two and three: The first dream was always … Continue reading Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis Part 5: Dream the Second

Being Diagnose with Multiple Sclerosis Part 3: Back to work

Happy Sunday! Here's part 3 of my diagnosis story.  It's sixteen years in my past, but it doesn't feel like it sometimes.  This week, I go back to work. Fun, Fun, Fun. I sat on my settee with my head in my hands, staring through my fingers at the floor.  Although some of the details … Continue reading Being Diagnose with Multiple Sclerosis Part 3: Back to work

Being Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis – Part 1: Oh, the fun.

If you are following this blog you will probably know this.  If you aren't, please follow along; everything you need to know is here.  Between writing horror fiction, I have also found time to write about parts of my life with Multiple Sclerosis.  Writing is a big part of my life but, like it or … Continue reading Being Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis – Part 1: Oh, the fun.

What the heck Wednesday??!! Hotels and wheelchairs

Short midweek piece around something that has baffled me recently. Today, I want to mention hotels and disability. My wife and I are hoping to get a holiday later this year. Nothing fancy, just a caravan by the sea. We are hoping to take our son (11yrs), our daughter has reached the age where being … Continue reading What the heck Wednesday??!! Hotels and wheelchairs

Author with Multiple Sclerosis – MRI scans and writing

Had to have an MRI scan today. If you’ve never had one, imagine having your head strapped down and being pushed inside a giant tube, just slightly bigger than your body, but magnetic. When I went arrived, the nurse had to take me through a series of safety questions: Do I have any metal in … Continue reading Author with Multiple Sclerosis – MRI scans and writing