Entries by Penelope Conway

When I’m afraid

I am terribly afraid of cockroaches. I don’t know why, I just am…especially the flying kind. Those freak me out. Just writing about them gives me the creepy crawlies. I remember one time when one landed on my shoulder. I danced around the room like a breakdancing ninja trying to shake it off…

I will not be defeated

So, what’s it like living with Multiple Sclerosis? That’s a question I am asked from time to time and one that’s not all that easy to answer. Trying to describe the physical and mental difficulties and limitations that we experience because of MS is often met with some interesting responses from others…

Pause and rest

You’ve heard that old saying “when it rains it pours”? Well, that seems to be my life lately. Just when I think I’m coming up for air, boom…I get hit with something new. Sometimes those punches are MS related, other times they are just life being life…

Shift happens

Multiple Sclerosis has taught me a lot about myself. It has taught me how to adapt to change and shift, many times on a daily basis, to the unexpected. No one likes to have their life disrupted by the unexpected. It makes our daily life hard to manage and plan out, but with MS you learn that it’s okay to change plans…