Laughter not tears

Didn’t want to go out, but I had to! 

Was comfy in my pyjamas, but had to go to the chemist.
I made the effort, I had a wash, got dressed, brushed my teeth, brushed my hair, attempted to put socks & shoes on, just about managed! 
Drove past the chemist, open, good! 

Parked the car, stumbled out of car, walked around the corner…….
THE SHUTTER HAD JUST LOWERED, THEY WERE CLOSED FOR LUNCH! AN HOUR!
Oh how I laughed! 

And returned an hour later! 

😂😂😂

Sinusitis again! 

I don’t know about other MSrs, but I always know when I have an infection! 
Balance is terrible & my vision started to blur! 

I’m so sensitive to any changes to my ‘normal every day MS symptoms’ 
Thank you sinusitis I get to have some Antibiotics, which apparently I had before in 2009! Just hope I don’t react to them! 

Picture is my own, as are the words

Todays flare comes from my MS, in the form of TREMORS! 

Shake it baby! 

My body has an internal tremor today and my head is going for it too! 

Not the nicest but a good reason to be a sofa surfer! 

Something I always found hard to do, but not anymore! 

The trick is, listening to your body, a way that my body tells me it needs rest, is a flare of my symptoms. 

Today’s flare is from my MS and I have Tremors! 

Yesterday it was quite possibly my Fibromyalgia with extreme pain (hard for me to tell fibro pain from MS pain)
I understand everyone leads busy lives in different ways, and it is extremely hard for people to find the time to just stop, to rest, to breathe. 

BUT, we have one body for our lifetime!
Preach over! 🙊👌💯 

‘For Foot Sake’ saga continues!…

Other than renewing my medication, that trip to the GP today was a complete waste of time! Just as it was 2 weeks ago! 

All praise to the NHS, but seriously! 😡
So the ‘For foot sake’ saga continues… GP (not my usual – neither was it today) wrote a letter 2 weeks ago to Rheumatology to expedite my appointment for my foot/back results that I have on 10th November (doesn’t seem far away but believe me, it did back in August!) He sent the letter, to no avail! I’ve been calling every day and not a single cancellation! 

I totally get it, there are others in the same situation as me, but, come on! 

Winning at life!

Thursday treat after aquafit! 
Proud that I come and do this on my own! 
Seems silly that I stopped coming because the Leisure Centre moved! I had convinced myself that, because I don’t know Hinckley, I wouldn’t be able to find its new location & I’d get lost! Even though it’s not far at all from its previous location! 
I had the offer to come with my ‘other mummy’ Crispie aka ChristineRobinson! 

Again though, I let my anxiety win! This time, because the Centre was new, I wouldn’t know where things were & would get more tired! 
These are the stories I would tell myself! That is of course, until I took control of my anxiety! 
Since then, I’ve done so many things by myself that I was just to anxious to do before.
They may not seen much to some, but some of the things include something like, just sitting in a cafe on your own! – Always to anxious! Now, for the third time, I think I’ve got the hang of it!
Another major hurdle was 2 weeks ago, when I accepted how much easier it would be to use the disabled, (some may prefer ‘less-abled’) changing room, after the aquafit class. 
Taking control of my anxiety,

Embracing the changes

And generally winning at life! 

😚🙏👏

I love my body because….

Day 4 of Mel Wells ‘self love week’ 

Today we had to finish this: “I love my body because…”


There was a time in my life when I ‘thought’ I loved my body. 

Recently I uncovered that what I thought was loving my body, was actually denying it the care and respect she truly deserved! 
In reality, I liked being the size that I was. That was it! I didn’t listen to my body!

⏩ Fast forward 8 years, a diagnosis of MS (Multiple sclerosis) & Fibromyalgia. 

🚶>♿ Then the transition from the love of walking/hiking to adopting walking sticks, crutches, a wheelchair & the funkiest mobility scooter ever! And everything has changed, for the better!… I am happier now than I thought possible!

💚 I was so lucky at the end of last year, continuing this year, to be a case study for my friend & yoga teacher Louise Aviles whilst she studied for her Health coaching qualification. (find Louise on Instagram: @louiseavilesyoga)



During this time, I learnt what loving my body really means! I learnt that having a thin waist, and being a size 10 isn’t actually the ONLY reasons to love your body! 

When I questioned my habits that I had when I was 6 dress sizes smaller, they definitely weren’t those that someone would have if they truly loved their amazing body


So… Why do I love my body? Haven’t you paid attention? She’s amazing! 

Everything that I’ve put her through! I haven’t been the kindest to her over the 36 years we’ve been together! 
She’s been starved, I’ve force fed her, self harmed, pushed her beyond capability, ignored her when she’s been screaming at me & she’s given me nothing but unconditional love in return!
She has enough to deal with because of how my MS affects her, so I learned new behaviours, new habits. And now I do my best to show her daily how much I love her! 

All the areas that I used to be negative about on a daily basis, I now focus on telling her why I love them!
I LOVE…
💪 – My shoulders: they’re strong & able to help carry my body using crutches when my legs are to tired.
🙆 – My upper arms: they have the strength to enable me to enjoy different exercises


🙏 – My wrists: they’re strong for my Yoga & Pilates practice

👱 – My beautiful face: its unique to me!
👙 – My chest: its where the most loyal part of me lives, my heart!

🙋 – My skin: keeps me together, stretch’s, twists & turns when needed!

😆 – My smile: it always tells the truth!

〰 – My stretch marks: they are the marks of my amazing and beautiful journey of my life!

I ❤ ALL OF ME BECAUSE EVERY PART OF ME HAS A STORY TO TELL! 

Thank you for reading this part of my wonderful journey! 
Love yourself for everything that you are, never for what someone thinks you should be! 🙏

26th July 2017 Oxygen Therapy #16

The intensive Oxygen therapy course I started on June 20th 2017 is finally finished! 
I attended my last intensive session today & I’m so proud of myself! 16 sessions of oxygen, driving myself there and back, making sure I’m there on time & only missing one session – I got the time wrong! Overcoming not only my anxiety of new places & people – also driving to places I am unfamiliar with – and overcoming the anxiety of being locked in a small metal tank! 
Dang, I did sooooo good! I feel like a new woman just from beating all that anxiety! And that’s before I tell you how the oxygen has helped my MS and my Fibromyalgia! 

Ill talk more about how it has helped me in my next blog!

First I want to thank every single one of you that donated money towards my oxygen mask! 

This really is going to make sitting in the oxygen chamber much more comfortable for me!

Styled in the video below! And for reference, I didn’t do my usual & discombobulate the mask, watch the video, it will make sense! 

The mask is fine! All pieces are there as should be! No mask was harmed in the unscrewing of pipes after my oxygen session today! 🙈
In fact, the mask is better than fine! Its perfect & fits every time I wear it! I know I only collected it today, I have however, tried it on several times! Would you expect any different from me! 😂
As always, questions & comments are welcome! 


Vix ❤

Photo is my own
Massive thanks to all that donated to help me get my own mask!

Pipes screw on either side of the mask. One side Oxygen in & other side air out

Pipes screw on either side of the mask. One side Oxygen in & other side air out