Today starts National MS Awareness Week, and I’ve been wracking my brain for the last couple of weeks with what I want to blog about to bring awareness to this new normal I live. As if telling you about falling off the bed with no pants on wasn’t making you aware enough..
The truth is, I don’t want to tell you all the scary statistics, or list off all the unpleasant symptoms and side effects. I don’t want to talk about doctors, MRIs or medication.
I made a choice on September 30, 2013 to not let those aspects of MS define me or my days forward. I don’t let myself dwell in stats or or definitions of symptoms yet to come. Silly as it sounds, life really is too short to hold on to harsh feelings, especially harsh feelings toward something that is completely out of my control.
That mindset doesn’t work for everyone with MS. I get that. But it’s what moves me forward.
… Remember, I’m a self admitted grudge holder. I can tell you about all my friends’ ex boyfriends, and why I still hate them. But my MS is like the old boyfriend that we all still tolerate, I guess…
Anyway, maybe that’s the awareness of it all. MS affects everyone so differently. And we all fight it differently.
But the common ground is that we are all fighting.
Those of us who wake up with it every morning and those of us who love the people that wake up with it every morning.
Fighting to keep the world aware.
Let’s not stop fighting.