The windsurfer in the image, above, is not the spoonie blogger. But, if there had been a photographer around at the appropriate time, it might have been. Although the sparkling sun and the azure seas don’t look like any of my old windsurfing spots.
Diagnosed with MS in 1994.
60 years and counting. And still Blogging for a living.
Yes, not so very long ago, I passed the significant landmark of the 60th birthday. I would like to say it was painless. But, I have multiple sclerosis and that tends to be accompanied by chronic pain.?
I don?t like to brag about it but:
I have successfully tamed the MonSter.
It sounds unlikely, even impossible. But, MS can be tamed, even if it can’t be cured.
Still living life, still loving life and blogging incessantly.
It’s an About Page. Not a biography!
Stephen Walker is the Spoonie Blogger
I am Stephen Walker, a blogger with a chronic autoimmune disease. I love to read, write and listen to music.
Occasionally, I travel with my wife to explore the world with my wheelchair. If you want to know more about Spoonie Travel, you will need to keep an eye out for forthcoming posts.
Stephen Walker, the Spoonie Blogger, is/was an engineer by trade. Much of my early working life was in telecommunications. Followed by a move to the defence sector and my introduction to electronics.
From here, he was head-hunted to a job in computer maintenance. This particular expertise kept him gainfully employed for many years,
Culminating in a management role that provided huge job satisfaction and a comfortable lifestyle.
MS Warning Signs
However, the early signs of MS were on the horizon. And, home-working became a necessity rather than a luxury.
Perhaps it was karma, or perhaps it was just fortuitous. But, the company for whom I had been working went out of business. I took it as a sign, and promptly considered myself retired.
It would have been easy to think that I had been consigned to the scrap-heap. But, I don’t give up that easily.
Spoonie Blogger true calling.
Blogging will be a simple career change! Right?
Yes and No. There is a lot to learn before you can become a successful blogger. Not least, you need to develop your own writing style.
You will need to learn about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and how to use Social Media. You will need to learn how to accept failure. Because, you will not get it right first time.
MS Health Blog is a new beginning.
An older blog has fallen foul of hackers and it has become necessary to start this new Blog.
The experience of losing the previous blog has made security a major consideration for this venture.
However, we live and learn. And, speaking of learning; I have very fond memories of learning to sail the amazing Mirror Dinghy.