A Glimpse of MS

A Glimpse of MS

Peek-A-Boo, I see you.
Peek-A-Boo, I see you.

It doesn’t take much.

Just a peek.

A glance.

A look.

That’s all you need to recognize a fellow MSer.

It’s in the way they hold themselves.  The slight hitch in their giddy-up.  The lift of a hip to throw their leg forward.

You know the tell-tale signs of MS because you have experienced them yourself.

That person hugging the wall.

The one with their hand constantly touching the rail.

Yep, odds are they probably have MS.


And if you happen to make eye contact, you can have a whole conversation without saying a single word…

“MS?  Me too.”

“RR, ’99.”

“SP, 2004.”

“Spaz, foot drop, right side.”

“Hands & vision, left side.”

“Fight the fight.”

“Yeah, you too.”

It’s a sixth sense alright.

Something they don’t explain in the neuro’s office.  Your doctor went to school for eight to ten years to notice MS.  But you can tell in an instant.

Have you noticed an ability to see others with MS around you?

And are you able to note how MS affects them?

You probably can and haven’t even realized your ability to do so.

You see, you’re a pretty smart cookie who just happens to have multiple sclerosis.


3 Replies to “A Glimpse of MS”

  1. I’ve never done that! Anyone I’ve met with MS, I already knew they had it. I’ll have to start looking around me.

  2. I can tell when I see someone traversing down a 1% grade on a sidewalk, or use the grooves cut into the sidewalk to wedge the rear end of their 2 wheeled walker into to stop the inevitable unrecoverable shuffle while going downhill. It’s like seeing myself.