‘I’m f#*king well going to beat it!’

Media lawyer, Mark Lewis, shares his experience of living with MS in the Channel 4 documentary, ‘In search of a miracle cure’. He visits Jerusalem to receive experimental stem cell treatment as part of a trial that could alleviate his symptoms and slow the progression of his multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Mark Lewis

The documentary reflects various aspects of living with MS, including the changes it can bring to one’s lifestyle and the emotional turmoil it can cause. Mark’s perception of his MS is that it is something that he can either win or lose, and he is clear that he is going to win.

How do you view your MS? Do you feel that it is a battle that you’re aiming to win day after day, or is this something that is part of you that you don’t need to fight? Perhaps your MS is benign and does not influence your life? There is no single MS experience and each person might find that their emotional responses vary over time.

There are times when your MS might feel overwhelming and you might be frustrated at not being able to control what is happening to your body. MS can also be exacerbated by stress and lead to life-changing decisions such as giving up work. People sometimes struggle to cope with the reactions of their friends and families. Our counselling service can offer you support.

MS-UK Counselling is a specialised service for people with MS. All our counsellors are BACP registered or accredited and have training in working with people with MS. Our sessions are delivered over the telephone so counselling is easily accessible to everyone. Please see www.ms-uk.org/counselling for further information.


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About MS-UK

MS-UK was established in 1993, and is a national charity dedicated to empowering people with multiple sclerosis to make the most of today, and live life to the full. We put people affected by MS at the heart of our work. We provide high quality, professional services to support people living with multiple sclerosis, and we listen to people affected by MS.
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One Response to ‘I’m f#*king well going to beat it!’

  1. Pingback: Channel 4 to air Britain’s top super lawyer Mark Lewis, taking part in MS stem cell trial | multiplesclerosisuk

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