Please read - inspirational MS article

Could you all please take a few minutes to read this article i have wrote about Ms and my disability. It may inspire some of you, i hope it will. Could you also share and like on your facebook page please. Thanks. Lee Jimmy Fishwick.

Good to read what you are doing to stay fit Lee. I am older than you, 52 and I shadow box to stay active. Cant do the road work though. It is difficult to know how hard to push yourself, I do 30 minute sessions twice a day, more than that wipes me out. We all have to put our destiny in our own hands.


Thanks! I read your blog and yes, it is inspirational. I’ve never heard of that particular form of Thai martial arts.

best wishes,



ps have you ever seen (I think it’s spelled like this ) Tacraw sepatu - it’s a type of Asian badminton, but played with the feet and a palm frond ball. It’s really cool. I have no idea how they do the kicks.

Sorry, I do not find it inspirational at all - just commercial!

It is a blog about combat sports, which has several people writing for it, of whom Lee Fishwick happens to be one. The purpose of the blog seems to be to sell “click-through” advertising.

So, Lee, you have had MS for nine years, but you only join this forum right after your first(?) piece is put on the blog - right?

You start from a wheelchair - move on to a very active pastime - and still use a Blue Badge?

Inspirational is - to me - someone like rizzo - who has done a lot more since her Dx, and starting when somewhat older. This does include reaching the top of one particular Martial Art, picking up a Degree or two (and using them to help a lot of people here) and raising a family.

If the Moderators find this a personal attack, then so be it - but I am just using material that you have published.



So glad that you have found a ‘discipline/sport’ that helps you. l am a firm believer that we should try to do some form of exercise daily. lf you don’t use it - you lose it - is a very true adage. l have had ms for 30yrs and have kept ‘moving’ as much as possible.

l do have 3 exercise machines - a Health Rider/Eliptical Trainer/ Powerplate. So even though l cannot walk unaided l still can do some form of exercise. l also love Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi - l think a lot depends how active a person you were prior to ms. l was and apart from working/playing hard l walked my dogs everyday and also rode my horse. l competed in Endurance Horse Trials and was very successful. Still take the dogs out - but now it is with me on my Tramper. But l did get out on my horse this week - and managed a good cross-country hack with a friend. After any form of exercise l always feel so much better - l find it invigorates me not tiring. l do take LDN- and this does help.

All the best Lee



I found it very awe-inspiring. Find it good to read about people who stay very active while battling ms.

Sorry for the hostile response you have had, but too me it was a great read and i for one feel better for reading it.

So thankyou


Thanks for info, I try to stay active, I love swimming and after a day at work, then looking after my children I have to push myself to go for a swim once a week. But when I do its the best feeling ever, I feel free in the water and very proud of myself . Hope x