Apart from the usual having to give up large chunks of my previous life because I can no longer do them (going dancing, walking my dog for miles, running, working, etc). I’ve only recently realised how expensive having this stupid disease is! I don’t know if you saw my earlier post, but…
I drive an automatic car - more thirsty, and more expensive overall than a manual
I live in a bungalow - more expensive to buy than a house with stairs, although I rent mine cos I can’t get a mortgage on what I earn - more expense.
I’m giving up work soon
I use my tumble drier more often than I would if I could hang up washing outside
I bought a mobility scooter so I can walk my dog
I’ve recently had to replace my plates and glasses because I smashed them all due to being clumsy through MS (I bought plastic ones this time)
I pay Tesco to deliver my shopping cos I can’t go round a supermarket and then put the shopping away when I get home.
I am constantly buying flowers or making cakes to say thank you to friends who have done something mundane to make my life easier (cleaning my house, walking my dog, etc)
Good luck with your talk,