If you know of anyone who’s had MS (and is still on planet Earth) longer than me, please get in touch. I would love to be in contact with either you, or them.
I keep seeing people writing with great authority on the causes and symptoms of MS and I just shake my head and wonder where on Earth they get some of their information from.
So let’s try and get some of the facts correct, and take away some of the misconceptions.
I’ve just seen a page on Instagram talking about research into the fact you can ‘catch’ MS?
Who on earth in their right mind would want to spread this.
Many years ago, and I do mean many, 1980 to be precise. The Professor of medicine who had spent his whole life researching MS, explained to me that MS was not hereditary, and no you couldn’t catch it but, and it was a big but, it was often found in family groups. So did any of my relatives have MS? As far as I could remember at the time...no.
He checked all my family, thank goodness they were all clear...but I wasn't.
And that my friends was 39 years ago.
So no, it’s not catching.
Not even the experts can get it right!
And that’s for my next post.
I love it when the hairs on my arms stand up.
Over many years I have called this - Me being plugged into the Universe - and I love it.
Well, it happened to me again four weeks ago.
We have had our home up for sale for ages...and I do mean ages.
That particular Saturday afternoon I had a mother and daughter who had both come for treatments. I know them really well. And as the daughters treatment was coming to an end, she asked me if anything was happening with our house sale. I explained to her that we had two different couples interested, but they both had their houses to sell.
My parting words to her as she went to join her mother in our garden where she was sitting sunning herself (it was a beautiful afternoon) were, “It’s in God’s hands now as to who might get the house!”
I went to get myself a cup of tea before I saw her mother, and Just as I walking into the kitchen the door bell rang.
Who on earth could this be, I wasn’t expecting an Amazon delivery!
When I opened the door there was a couple standing on our front step looking a bit sheepish. The gentleman apologised for bothering me, but was our house still for sale? as there wasn’t a for sale board outside. I said “Yes” and no, we had never had a for sale board as we live at the bottom of a county lane and no one would see it, so no point.
I explained that I couldn’t do anything to help them. I couldn’t even let them have a look around our garden, as there were people sitting in it.
I directed them to our estate agents in the village a few miles away. I told them I was sure they would be open. ( Silly me, they were closed on a Saturday afternoon).
They said they would call at the office and off they went.
I stood in out hall shacking my head in amazement.
I had no sooner said to my patient that our house sale was in Gods hands, and the door bell had rung.
Anyway, I got my cup of tea and went into the garden and told mother and daughter what had happened. Mum said “I bet they are cash buyers” and it was at that point that I realised that every hair on both my arms were standing up.
They both laughed at me.
Monday morning we got a phone call from our estate agents, the couple who had called at our home on the Saturday had rang our estate agents and asked to see our home that day. I asked that they come as late as possible to give me a chance to tidy up.
And yes... they are cash buyers!
They have been back twice and with God’s help, we hope to have an offer by the end of next week.
Please say a prayer for us, for an offer on our home. ( We are ready to move, we have found our forever home to move to).