Posted by 1987tc |
Oct 04, 2007 @ 09:18 PM | 5,307 Views
A friend of mine who also has MS has this on her Blog. While I never have any remissions and can not work anymore this still describes what it is like.
Hopefully this will help people understand a little better what it is like for me and others who have MS.
UNDERSTANDING WHAT MS MEANS
Having MS means many things change, and a lot of them are invisible. Unlike having cancer or being hurt in an accident, most people do not understand even a little about MS and it's effects on us; and many of those who think they do know are actually misinformed. In the spirit of informing those who wish to understand...
These are the things that I would like you to understand about me before you judge me:
Please understand that being sick does not mean I'm no longer a human being. I have to spend most of my day in considerable pain and exhaustion and if you visit I probably don't seem like much fun to be with, but I'm still me stuck inside this body. I still worry about school, and work, and my family and friends, and most of the time I'd still like to hear you talk about yours too.
Please understand the difference between "happy" and "healthy". When you've got the flu you probably feel miserable with it for a week or two, but I've been sick for years. I can't be miserable all the time, in fact, I work hard at not being miserable. So if you're talking to me and I sound happy, it means I'm happy, that's all. It doesn't mean that I'...Continue Reading
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