What’s Your Type?

Tue, Jan 7, 2014

Multiple Sclerosis




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When asked this question, most of us think of our preferences in the opposite sex.

Blondes.  Brunettes.  Tall.  Stocky.  Blue eyes.  Brown eyes.  Manly.  Petite.  Athletic.  Confident.  Plump.  Funny.  Professional.  Black.  White.  Asian.

And the list goes on and on.


But what I meant to ask is….What’s YOUR Type?



IMG_1354Are you one who “goes with the flow?”

Loose.

Flexible.

“Hey, whatever.”

No preferences.

“Sure, I’m game.”

Whenever.

Comfortable in any situation.




Note: He didn't list "Take a shower."  Eww.
Note: He didn’t list “Take a shower.” Eww.

Maybe you are more of a “creature of habit.”

Regimented.

Routine.

Timely.

Strict schedule.

“Can we eat first?”

Control.

“Let me think about it.”

Nervous in new situations.



Or, Maybe…



If you are one with multiple sclerosis, you have changed from one type to the other.


Me personally, I was a big “go with the flow” person.  Always up for something new.  Ready to roll at any time.


But now, after being shackled to my MS partner for 17 years, I find myself as more a “creature of habit.”

Calculated.

Always assessing the situation.

Not so willing to rock the boat.


Maybe it’s fear of rousing the MS monster.  Like trying to keep a grease fire under control.


It’s possible though, your MS has changed you the other way around.  From a “creature of habit” to one who is more relaxed by “going with the flow.”


So, I ask again…What’s your type?

And how does it affect your multiple sclerosis?

Have you experienced  a change in your “type” since your diagnosis?


It’s probably a coin toss to say which type is better for MS.  Both have their own pros & cons.

All we can do is compare stories and make the best choice for our particular day, mood, situation, energy level, age, time of day and the list goes on and on.

Choose wisely.

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3 Responses to “What’s Your Type?”

  1. Kerri Says:

    You ask such thought-provoking questions, Sock. I was outgoing and loved going out. The isolation that resulted from not walking and driving was a brutal transition and for years I longed to get out of the house, craving people and activity. I have adjusted now and actually prefer the comfort of home to the pain and energy required to go out. Dramatic change.

  2. Ms. CrankyPants Says:

    Yep, definitely not as spontaneous as I was. Never used to worry about presence of bathrooms, cool shade, A/C, ratio of water to bladder, naps…MS is a barrel of monkeys, that’s for sure.

  3. Muff Says:

    I used to be spontaneity personified; however with the advent of MS, I need to look at everything from all angles, plan, have back-up plans from B to Z, and then move forward. It’s not quite as fun…