Katrina Ann Taylor, Columnist, MSnewsChannel.com
as the 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 course!
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 rough days. So what do we do? That is
the hardest question to answer. Support is the key to success with
living with multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, support has his/her own
responsibilities and this is what makes these days frustrating and
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. What flares 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.
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.
stronger together. We are all strong, even when we don’t feel like we
are very strong. Remember we are all in this together. J
Stay Strong & Keep Fighting!
Katrina A. Taylor