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By WillyB (Bill Brayer)
For those who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), every day is a challenge. What once was taken for granted now becomes either a major change or adjustment to the way things are and will be.
Life doesnít end with having MS; it just takes a different direction. How do I know this? Because over the past 57 + years I have had to learn to live with my limitations, and it hasnít been easy. I was an active person and enjoyed things like bowling, camping, dancing, having a boat, motor home, and even helping with chores around the house, now all things of the past. The body just isnít the same. My physical limitations are really starting to show.
At first I let my male ego control what I was trying to do but couldnít. As time went on it became more of a problem until I realized I was just putting more stress and pressure on my wife than if I would have just adjusted to the changes and have done what I could do or was able to do. She deals with it better than I do.
The spouse, children, other family members and even caregivers also have adjustments to make. MS affects everyone that a person with MS comes in contact with.
As we have tried to cover in these monthly newsletters, there are many things one can still do with having MS. It often means just making an adjustment as to how it is to be done, and most times it is doable. Roger Oliver & wife Carol Hahn are living proof. There is very little they donít or canít do. They probably put more miles on their scooters than the average person does on his/her car.
So, life may be a challenge to you now, but if you want to do it bad enough, try harder and you just might surprise yourself.
ďYou might have MS, but MS doesnít have you.Ē
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