Katrina A. Taylor, Columnist, MSnewsChannel.com
Coping with the Rough Days
famous MS’ers have it rough most of our days. What do we do on our good
days? Truth be told, we push ourselves as hard as we can and enjoy the
hell out of it! Do we have regrets on our bad days (Which one of our bad
days is usually the very next day after our good day)? Hell no! This is
expected for the most part. This cycle is our life. Do we enjoy this
cycle? Absolutely NOT! Who in his/her right mind would? Nobody, of
What happens when rough days come when
we don’t see these days coming? It’s difficult when we are blinded by
this happening in our lives. It’s very difficult to make plans and to
care for our family and ourselves. Responsibilities don’t stop on our
So what do we do? That is the hardest
question to answer. Support is the key to success with living
multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, support has his/her own
responsibilities and this is what makes these days frustrating and
lonely.Recovering is essential and so is a close relationship with your
neurologist. Did I hear a groan when I mentioned neurologist? I know,
some neurologists aren’t too pleasant.
multiple sclerosis? Overexertion, heat, infection, stress are to name
the most common when there aren’t any new or active lesions. We have to
fix the problem(s) and recover to feel better! Calm down, cool down,
rest, rid of infection, and if this doesn’t work, it’s time to call the
neurologist to find out what’s going on with the multiple sclerosis. The
biggest way to cope is to talk, talk, and talk to your support team.
Most of my biggest help is my family and friends. When I reach out to
others with multiple sclerosis, I get a strong support from others who
know exactly what I go through. It’s nice to have this wonderful circle
of friends who can be there is a very special way, because these special
individuals completely understand. It’s the understanding at that level
that is so therapeutic and helps with the coping. Strength through
others who understand is the best therapy, the best coping for these
difficult days that will be a part of our lives.
are stronger together. We are all strong, even when we don’t feel like
we are very strong. Remember we are all in this together.
Stay Strong & Keep Fighting!
Katrina A. Taylor