Hello people and thank you for making your way to Traveling with MS – Stepping out with Disability.
OK so let me start by introducing myself – My name is Abhishek Behl (also known to many as Abhs) and I have been living with Multiple Sclerosis for over 14 years. Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a neurological degenerative autoimmune disease where ones nerve coating called the myelin sheath gets damaged and signals do not pass through and cause problems with normal functions such as gait / walking, balance & co-ordination, speech, loss of vision, fatigue to name a few. The myelin sheath gets damaged when ones immune system starts attacking their own central nervous system. Basically in a nutshell, your very own body starts attacking you.
Every patient living with this disease experiences problems differently. I live with the relapsing remitting form of multiple sclerosis.
Traveling with MS is a start of a new journey. A journey focusing on disability travel. Despite living with this painful neurological disease, it does not stop me traveling the world. As I travel, I campaign / advocate and create awareness about the disease, tips about ways to overcome daily tasks and problems, experience and explore destinations that are accessible friendly to other travelers with a disability.
People living with multiple sclerosis can undergo heavy depression. Daily tasks can feel like a massive mountain to climb. My aim is not to make this blog depressive. Take in all the positives that travel has to offer whereby the blog acts as an encouraging and an inspirational medium to many people. Its all about my personal memoirs, with exploring accessible friendly destinations, reviewing and giving my final verdict as and when I travel.
If you want to leave your comments, your tips, or just a note of encouragement – Give me a shout. Kindly leave your comments below and I will respond back soon.
Thank you for visiting my blog and enjoy my journeys.