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Nieske van der Heijde

The abyss

My yearly MS check-up a year ago, was a short one, my doctor asked me about MS-related complaints, and I couldn’t think of any. The situation has been the same for years now, so I don’t have to come back unless new symptoms should occur.

Feels different than it used to.

Since I have MS, things feel different than before. I feel it when I play the piano. My left hand doesn’t move naturally. Things have changed in how it works, which is not surprising, as I have been paralysed on the left side of my body for a couple of weeks.

Marl pit, and a silver mine

In the summer of 2012, I was discharged from the revalidation centre where I had stayed for two months, after the MS attack I had in the spring of that year. We went for a holiday to a cottage in Limburg, the very next day.