Multiple Sclerosis; how much do you know?

Many years ago I was struck down by a mystery illness called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). I spent 8 months in hospital recovering including 8 weeks in Intensive Care on a ventilator. During my recovery in the rehabilitation ward I noticed a lady suffering similar symptoms so I asked her whether she had GBS too. Unfortunately she didn’t have GBS; she was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

I learnt that this lady would go through this very ignoble and painful recovery process once every five years or so, which is very different from the ‘once in a lifetime’ event of getting GBS. I’ve read on the BBC News site this morning that MS is very underfunded in the UK so I thought I’d try and raise awareness.

You can find out more about MS and test your knowledge here:

Multiple Sclerosis Knowledge Test

And if you feel so inclined you can donate to UK MS Research you can do so here:

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