Ian Franks asks 'what next?' and questions how we can RETURN to a NEW normal.
Conquering one-handed mealtime troubles
Disability caused by MS means eating one-handed for Ian Franks. Now, he says, one simple utensil has given him back independence at the dinner table.
Broken computer leads to admiration and respect
Ian Franks, who has MS and uses a wheelchair, explains what a broken laptop meant to him - and his consequent thought of others unable to lose themselves in something else besides their disease or disability.
Inside looking out
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MS, disability or age are not reasons to be scammed
Ian Franks warns against falling foul of phishing emails. He may be thought of as vulnerable, with MS, having a disability, and aged in his late 60s, but he didn’t get caught out. Nor should you.
So moving: “She” explains life with MS
Ian Franks brings you one woman's moving explanation of living life with MS.
MS or disability: Sugar versus aspartame and other sweeteners
Experts say consuming too much sugar is bad for us, with dire health warnings. While beleving them, Ian Franks says his taste now wants tea with sugar - and explains his concerns about artificial sweeteners.
Opinions, politics, and COVID-19 lockdown
Ian Franks discusses political leanings, writing for The Locus, the COVID-19 lockdowns along with protests in the US.
My ‘Big Brother’ – but neither TV programme nor from 1984 book
Ian Franks takes a time out from his usual blog to remember his big brother who died, as a result of having epilepsy, 30 years ago. Besides having MS, Ian also has epilepsy.
Sudden death of ex-wife leaves me in tears
Ian Franks tells how shocking news of the death of his first wife reduced him to tears - even though they divorced nine years ago