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MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MS

The dates on the links below are when the updates to my autobiography / health diary were completed. The updates usually cover the time period since the previous one. There is overlap in what I wrote as health diary they were originally written for different sites. There are some specific topics which are named rather than dated, these have been put in approximately when I was doing them / they occurred.

1996 - 2000

March 2001

September  2002

Florida

My life to 2002

April 2003

June 2004 H

July 2004 H

January 2005 H

February 2005 H

September 2005 H

September / October 05 H

November 2005 H

March 2006 H

June 2006 H

September 2006 H

April 2007 H

September 2007 H

May 2008

July 2009

September 2011

September 2012

June 2013

December 2013

May 2014

Unpublished articles

January 2015

June 2015

January 2016

March 2016

August 2016

February 2017

July 2017


Updates List

MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MS - PART 2

Update: March 2001

Sylvie with good friend Stephen Singleton (left) and partner Steve (right)

In the Summer of 2000 I climbed Snowdon again. This time with a team of First Main-line bus drivers! We had a lot of fun and raised funds for the new bigger and better building the Sheffield MS Therapy Centre is planning to move to in the Summer of 2001.


Since September I have become involved in setting up GYMS (Group for Young MSers) which is a self-help and support group for Under 35's with Multiple Sclerosis in the Sheffield region. I produce a bimonthly newsletter and am busy seeking funding for the group. So far there are sixty young people with MS on my list. We also hold bimonthly meetings and it will be interesting to see how this Group develops!


In Early November 2000 I enjoyed a much needed month in the sunny Florida Keys once again with Steve. I feel very lucky to have found a real man, who can actually give me much improved 'health' through such trips. That is not the reason I love him, there are no conditions, but it sure is a bonus. Because of my set-back in the Autumn (see below) I feel extremely privileged to have such wonderful opportunities in my life, such as this, opportunities that all started from my conscious realisation that I actually deserved the best!


This year (2001) I have started a 'html course' at Croft House in Sheffield to improve my web-design skills! I am also self-teaching myself Dreamweaver. Again I find it remarkable how this course appeared out of the blue, in a place I can get to on independently on my mobility scooter, a course that I can afford (it's FREE!), and exactly what I was looking for! I hope to use my web design skills in the future to set-up a business from home at a time that is right for me!

Health Update!


In the Autumn 2000 the weather in England was dreadful with rain and floods! It hit many people with MS pretty hard. I ended up on a vicious cycle of UTI's, taking Antibiotics, and relapsing, which looking back, I see really messed up my gut. In the end MS got the better of me as I was gripped with ANXIETY about my forth-coming trip to the Florida Keys again with Steve. I was so frightened I might not be able to get there!


I decided to take intravenous steroids (my fifth and final lot!) just before my trip, not because I had too but because as a 'living guinea-pig' I was interesting in the effect they may have. I got my answer to this that in fact they do me VERY LITTLE GOOD, loosened my legs up a bit but the side-effects were awful and felt very UNNATURAL. I have learnt from this experiment and my conclusion is NEVER AGAIN! It is best to face any situation and let your body recover naturally in it's own time. I now know there there really are no 'quick-fixes'!


I got to wonderful Florida and the month of swimming and sunshine put me back on track! The healing power of sunshine is really remarkable! Since this time (November 2000) I have been walking well (short distances with just a stick!), and feeling pretty strong and functional. I have started taking the vitamin D3 (3000IU) supplement as well as Grape Seed Extract (GSX) in the form of Soopergrape ( www.soopergrape.com ) So far these supplements seem to be working for me!

Sylvie swimming with Tina the dolphin on Grassy Key! (December 2000)


I have managed to avoid all medication (i.e. antibiotics) thanks to Cranberry & Aloe Vera juice and feel my Gut is recovering well. I am determined to continue on my Journey to Wellness. I learn so much about my body, and myself from this Journey with MS and am becoming so much more Self-Aware. I am realising that Anxiety, Fear & Stress are still big issues for me in living with MS, and I am working through a lot of factors related to this. But I am happier than I have been is a very long time. I feel in tune with myself and life is throwing so many opportunities and challenges my way, it is wonderful. It never ceases to amaze me how this Universe works when you listen and work with it! It is truly remarkable and so much of our 'reality' starts from within! I am at the point now where I can actually take full responsibility for MS in my life. Yes life with MS is still difficult but I accept it and have found my peace with it. I really believe given time it will be the making of me!

to read more Part Three of my Autobiography (Update Sept 2002)

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1996 - 2000

March 2001

September  2002

Florida

My life to 2002

April 2003

June 2004 H

July 2004 H

January 2005 H

February 2005 H

September 2005 H

September / October 05 H

November 2005 H

March 2006 H

June 2006 H

September 2006 H

April 2007 H

September 2007 H

May 2008

July 2009

September 2011

September 2012

June 2013

December 2013

May 2014

Unpublished articles

January 2015

June 2015

January 2016

March 2016

August 2016

February 2017

July 2017


Updates List