Monday, 1 March 2010

Book Review - My Life with MS by Marlo Donato-Parmelee

We have been sent this review by someone with MS who found this book very helpful. We thought it would be a good idea to start a book review section in the newsletter in addition to adding them on the blog. If you've read something you have found helpful and would like to write a review to share, please email

"Awkward Bitch - My Life with MS" - By Marlo Donato Parmelee

Marlo is in her early thirties, American and has moved to London with her husband to pursue a music career, to fund this she works by day in the fashion world, as a retail manager. She is a very positive person and she loves London. From time to time she experiences blurred vision, she feels this is caused by the fact that she is working too hard, so she starts to ease up and her vision improves. The blurred vision reoccurs and eventually she visits an eye hospital in London. After many tests, she is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and as a result takes part in a beta interferon trial (Rebif). Despite her MS, Marlo continues to work hard and remains fun to be with, she is also very positive about her MS. A good read for anyone with MS, also inspirational for others.