Declan Groeger

Declan Groeger / Ireland

“Life is not about holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” - Jack London

Declan was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988. He’s happily married with a wonderful wife and two adult children. The quote from Jack London sums up his attitude towards life. Issues concerning lack of accessibility exercise his mind and annoy him greatly.

*Living Like You bloggers are financially compensated at a reasonable market rate for their time. Payments to bloggers in no way influences their writing, opinions or perspectives on life with multiple sclerosis.

Recent Entries by Declan Groeger

Being the Best You Can Be

Being the Best You Can Be

Living Like You blogger, Declan Groeger, suggests to set realistic goals on your journey living with MS.

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Learning to Love Assistive Technology

Declan shares his assistive technology journey, from refusal to acceptance.

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MS Symptoms We Don’t Talk About...Like Incontinence

The bladder is an organ like all others—so why are people living with MS afraid to discuss bladder dysfunction?

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Thoughts on Positivity

Positive stories about those living with MS can be inspiring – or annoying. Here are Declan’s thoughts.

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You Are Not Alone: The Value of Peer Support

For Living Like You blogger, Declan, camaraderie and support is found in two distinct places: peer groups and online resources.

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D.A.B.D.A. MS & Me

For Declan, the road to ultimately accepting his MS diagnosis was a lengthy one. Today he is sharing how the five stages of grief helped him get to where he is today.

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Marriage and Multiple Sclerosis: An Interview

Living Like You blogger Declan interviews his wife Jean about the role multiple sclerosis plays in their marriage.

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Compliment-ary Medicine

Can a compliment a day really keep the doctor away? Declan explores the benefits of sharing some encouragement with those around you.

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Be Heard! Why Our Role in Making Healthcare Decisions Matters

Living Like You bloggers take on the impact of healthcare-decision making on people living with multiple sclerosis.

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Prepping for a Night Out

From ramps to door width, there is a lot to consider when planning an outing with MS. Declan is sharing his tips for a successful night on the town.

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Accessibility at Sports Venues? SCORE!

Living with multiple sclerosis doesn’t mean you can’t cheer on the home team. One blogger shares his tips for accessibility at sporting events.

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A Conversation with My Daughters

Living Like You blogger Declan interviews his daughters on how his MS has impacted them.

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Waking Up

Waking Up

Fatigue is a common symptom for people living with MS. Living Like You blogger, Declan Groeger, talks about his morning routine and why staying in bed is not an option.

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Becoming a Grandfather - A Letter to My Daughter

Declan writes to his daughter with thoughts on his soon-to-be born grandchild.

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