We welcome blog contributions from people with MS, on any aspect of their journey, or to celebrate or draw attention to personal milestones and achievements. Our website has a growing, international audience and our aim is to cultivate a huge, varied online MS resource. If you would like to submit a blog to OMS, in the first instance please email

Lynne-Gater writes a blog about personal experiences for OMS

Mindful Magic

By Lynne Gater on May 4, 2016

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis seven years ago when I was 29. It came at a time when I was young, happy, had lots to look forward to and it threw a huge spanner in the works for everything I’d planned for my future. Since then I have been on a huge journey experiencing both highs and lows

Kate Monckton

Kate is on a Sabbatical

By Kate Monckton on April 29, 2016

“But you can’t possibly have MS Kate, you can walk!” One of the first of many interesting comments offered up to me while I waited for the results last December. I didn’t really know how to respond – I think I nearly apologised for not being ill enough

OMSer Lisa Mylander

Doing the Lokomotion

By Lisa Mylander on April 13, 2016

As far as the movement requirement was concerned, anything having to do with putting my body in motion was not only difficult, but it was also very demotivating to say the least. On those brave days when I decided to dust off my walking aid and take a few more-than-necessary steps, I would swear that anything so strenuous and downright demoralizing was just not worth the effort


Following the difficult path

By George Jelinek on April 7, 2016

We try to keep the OMS website upbeat. The reason is simple. There is any amount of negativity out there about MS. Any casual look at MS forums, websites, Facebook pages or even at PubMed can lead to a serious dip in mood. Much of the commentary and research can be very negative. At OMS we are about offering hope, realistic hope based on sound medical research evidence

Marilyn McArthur

You can close your eyes, it’s all right!

By Marilyn McArthur on March 30, 2016

In the daytime, it is so important that we find a way to hold our head up and keep our eyes open to the world around us. Night-time is another story

OMSer Elizabeth Schefferle

Let food be thy medicine

By Elizabeth Schefferle on March 24, 2016

The great Hippocrates once said “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food”. Little did I realize the fullness of this statement I was examining during my studies in 2012