Au revoir

Dear the-MS-Blog (formerly Barts-MS Blog) Reader

Today is the first anniversary of my near-death experience. What a year? It is good to be alive and appreciative of things I always took for granted; these are mostly simple things. 

I am still having to adjust to my new normal and realise I am unable to do many of the things I used to be able to do. I need to prioritise and focus on fewer things with the aim of hopefully doing them well and seeing them to completion. I have decided to pack away my soapbox and I will therefore not be contributing to The MS-Blog going forward.

I have moved all my prior blog posts to this ghost site as an archive.

Thank you for your support over the last 12 months and the last 12 years. 

Prof G 

P.S. Please note that I have no responsibility for the-MS-Blog (formerly Barts-MS Blog) or any of its future content. Please don’t refer to the MS-Blog as Prof G’s blog or Prof G’s old blog. My old blog posts are archived here.

67 thoughts on “Au revoir”

  1. This is such a shame. Thank you for all of your advice, comments and observations. I will miss your posts.

  2. Very sorry to hear this. We will miss your authoritative clinical expertise but very best wishes for your next moves.

  3. Au revoir Prof. I can understand the decision totally but will really miss your blogging. Still, it’s all in there and a wonderful living textbook of all things MS – a great achievement to add to your list.

    Many Many thanks!

    Dr Colin Bannon

  4. Every word of every reply is extremely accurate, pertinent and reflective of the unique position you hold within the wider world of MS.

    For myself it has been the fabulous combination of you as neurologist, medical scientist and the health care professional who gets it from the position of a PwMS and in the broadest sense too! You cover absolutely everything and if it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have pursued having treatment with Alem, wouldn’t have a long list of potential side effects on my phone; I wouldn’t have been so on the ball with diet, exercise, urinary tract infections, brain health… I could go on!

    Your capacity to reach out effectively and without that awful devision between HCP and PwMS is second to none! THANK YOU.

    I suspect I’m not the only one who is experiencing a profound sense of loss and with a rather large lump in the throat.


  5. I am very happy that you are better.
    I can not enough thank you for all precious advises.
    God bless you

  6. There ´s a big hole to fill with your departure. Hopefully you will miss us enough to come back now and then to post. Maybe with your rejiggering of priorities you can give us insight on the path of self-care. You are a oner. May your future aches and pains come from laughing too hard and not hold over stuff from the accident. Thanks for providing the info so that I could be a true partner in figuring out my MS care.

  7. Thanks for all the valuable MS information. Information that I only got here from the blog and not my neurologists or primary care doctor. I’m wishing you all the best.

  8. Thank you so much Prof G. This blog was a godsend when I was first diagnosed years ago at a young age and I was uncertain of the future. As my MS stabilized and I happy with my treatment regimen, I checked the blog infrequently until the time of Covid. But I was able to catch up on so much I missed and I appreciated all the Covid 19 info. I wish you well in all of your endeavors and I hope you have many years of good health and happiness!

  9. Thank you very much for all the work carried out in favor of research at MS and aimed at us MSers, Prof G. Also thank you for all the knowledge I share with us in this space. I wish you an excellent recovery, the best health for you and your entire family. We’ll miss you.

  10. Wishing you all the best. You through your blog were a great help to me when I was diagnosed 9 years ago. Thank you so much for all your advocacy for people with MS.

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