Country: Switzerland (originally from the UK)
Profession: Actor, singer, and full-time mom
Hobbies: Yoga, travelling, socializing
Living with MS since 2017
2. Plan around your MS
I often have to go to the restroom throughout the night and, as my vision isn't very good and I can struggle with my balance when walking in the dark, trying to find the light switch on the wall is a no-go. So, I now have a switch on my bedside table that is connected to the lights in my room, which has made life a lot easier.
3. Be aware of your limitations and look after yourself
If I’m out with a friend and my legs begin to feel unstable, rather than trying to power through, I’ll take some time out to sit down and rest. Have the confidence to know what you need and put yourself first.
4. Know where the restrooms are
If you go somewhere new, make sure you know where the restrooms are! Even if you don’t need to use them it'll give you peace of mind and help you relax and enjoy yourself.
5. Reach out to your fellow MSers We're all in this together, and it's nice to have someone to chat to and hang out with who gets it!