Observing the world around me lately I noticed a reluctance by people to accept the inevitability of change. Now, it’s not like I’ve been oblivious to this reality – and it is a reality no matter how liberal you think the world is – but the truth is that whenever you think you’ve found its limits, there’s that little bit more that kind of catches you off guard.
The environmentalists among you probably read the title, blurted out some explicit, and stopped reading. I am pretty sure of it. Those with an active lifestyle (who might like to bake in the sun too) probably think I am exaggerating and being a whinny child. But please, the title is nothing but a funny Doctor Strangelove reference. And if you are still reading, hear me out. I promise it will all make sense in the end.
It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, and despite having promised that I would post a third post as part of my #WorldMSDay tirade I found myself being overwhelmed by the MS. So, this being the first day in a while that the “fog” has cleared up (not gone, but at least it’s not as bad), here goes.
Today we’ll discuss treatment options, and which might be best.
I know that this breaks my unofficial “post every fortnight” rule, but I came across a story today that I just had to comment on.
During my afternoon browsing of news apps on my phone, specifically going through my feed on the BBC app, I came across this story, a blog post shared by BBC Trending. Long story short, the story outlines how pro-Kremlin Komsomolskaya Pravda supports or describes the disapproval of and ostracism of disabled people.
MS takes a toll on you. Physically and emotionally. The physical part there is not much one can do about. Someone diagnosed with a chronic disease will have to accept (notice I am not saying surrender to – but more on this later) the fact that their condition will deteriorate as time passes. Deteriorate in various degrees and forms.
I started this blog with the intention of showing people that MS will not stop me in my tracks, and is not a “death sentence.” However, I thought that simply showing how strong someone with MS can be would give the wrong impression, and people also need to see the difficulties in living with MS.