No matter when you were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, or any other chronic illness, there are times you’re confronted with your own self just that little bit too much. And what you see, is not what you signed up for.
Leaving the standard, first impulse “Why me?” question and the “It’s not fair, either!” shouting aside, you suddenly can’t recall answers on things you were so sure of before MS entered your life.
“Will I be able to go on holidays in a few months?”
“How will I find my way to yet another bland treatment room in yet another hospital department?”
“Will I be able to keep my job, my relationship afloat or stay in control of my life?”
If or when your symptoms subside, you feel relief, hope. When MS turns around and suddenly thumps you on the nose with a new symptom, emotional pain might be twice as hard. You went through it once before already, remember, so why having to go through it again? ‘Unfair’ is a word that will show its blooded nose every so often. Continue reading