So, I’ve just done something exciting. I’ve just submitted an application for the MS Sessions in Bucharest (capital of Romania) at the end of October this year. Billed as a festival for people with MS, it’s a two day event for young MSers across Europe. (YOUNG!!! I thought I’d said bye that description once I hit my 30s. I feel like I’m not young, but I’m not middle aged either). Anyway, as usual I’ve digressed. The two days are filled with talks from leading experts but is also a networking event for people under 40 with MS. The idea is that they equip you with tools to be able to go back home and take it back to your local MS community, or start one up if there isn’t one.
It’s all funded as well if your application is successful. Today was the closing date (I only found out about it from another MS buddy I’ve met through online communities so cutting it fine!) and I’ll find out if I have been successful during the first week of August.
Anyway, in other news, I’m still battling a rash and I’m still absolutely shattered if I try to do too much. But I am in brighter spirits again despite having three cold showers or baths a day to ease the itch! Despite my trip to the doctors last week getting me a different anti-histamine to try, it doesn’t seem to have done anything. I do have some Menthol Cream though which is quite honestly amazing!
My team at work sent me flowers last week so on a day I was feeling extra sorry for myself, it put a massive smile on my face. They look beautiful today as they’re all starting to bloom.
I’ve also been thinking about where to take this blog next. I’m thinking about a series which talks about the different symptoms in more detail and explain how it impacts me daily, but also get feedback from other MSers too.
If there are other MSers out there that would be willing to share their story which I’ll do “interview style” on here that would be awesome too. At the moment, for the most part people are just getting my take on what MS is like. We call it a snowflake disease (no, not because we’re pathetic and delicate!) because no two people experience MS in the exact same way. So it’d be great if others would be up for having a chat. If yes, just drop me a message in the comments.
So, for now, watch this space for updates on whether I’m successful in my application for the sessions, and the direction my blog is going next!