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.