Here is a My Odd Sock oldie, but a goodie. Please enjoy this repeat performance…..
It can be pretty obvious how multiple sclerosis changes us on the outside.
(How do you find the MSer in a police line-up? Just look for the one with the mobility aid.)
The way we walk–the way we talk. The way we see–the way we pee.
But I’m interested in how MS has changed you…on the inside.
Has MS made you more giving? More compassionate?
Or, has MS made you bitter? Resentful of others who are free of disease?
Has MS given you patience?
An inner calm?
Or do yo find yourself sitting on the edge, ready to pounce at the drop of a cat-toy?
Personally, I’ve gone through the full range of emotions since my dx back in 1996.
The first five years were complete denial.
I didn’t want to talk about it. Couldn’t read about it.
Even the state of Mississippi, abbreviated MS, disgusted me!
As MS began taking its toll on my physical self, I realized I had better shape-up, suck-it-up, and adapt.
It has only been in the last three years that this Odd Sock has been somewhat accepting.
Maybe it’s because during that time, I have been on disability.
I seem more relaxed now that I’m not running 100 miles per hour.
Have you found peace with MS?
Do we ever find peace with our situation?
How do you cope?
How do you manage?
Why am I asking so many friggin questions?
Geez, give it a rest Odd Sock!
Short answer to this otherwise meager post…Has MS changed me?……Yup.
How do you respond?