Some people are wheelchair bound, some have awful cognitive issues. There are some overwhelmed by pain or the MS hug. There are so many bad symptoms associated with this disease. Yet some have either had it so long they have figured out how to live with the symptoms or maybe they aren’t symptomatic at all.
I don’t wish anything bad upon my coworker. It actually gives me hope because maybe one day I’ll learn to cope with it like her. She has had MS for about 20 years. I think that it takes time to learn to live with multiple sclerosis and just live life. I don’t think it’ll take me 20 years but as much as I know about this disease I’m also still learning a lot.
I’m trying not to get beat down by this disease and I’m lucky my job understands. I’m working everyday to make it less apparent that I am afflicted by MS. It is not easy. Sometimes I feel like a whiner. For right now at least my symptoms are real and they suck I’m just trying not to let run or ruin my life.
Can you relate? Do you know others with multiple sclerosis that seem to feel better than you?
Patrick is a Chicago born comedian and blogger. He is in school to be a teacher and enjoys playing ukulele and listening to music in his spare time. He uses humor to deal with adversity. He is where tragedy meets comedy and comedy always wins.
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