Over the past month and a half, with the exception of last Monday, I had not posted anything. Nada. And while I have a tonne of explanations to offer for why that happened, I know that for most people those would just sound like an excuse to being lazy.
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.
Today is #WorldMSDay. The actual day I was talking about in my post on Monday. In that post I urged people to go out today (or any day they want to for that matter), and talk to someone with MS. Have them explain what life is like for them, and how their life goes on despite the difficulties.
And two of my colleagues followed that advice!
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.