I consider myself an optimistic person but all my posturing and positivity feels pointless in the face of MS somedays. Just when I start feeling like, "Yes, I can do this because I'm stronger than this disease" I get yet another UTI or have a day where getting out of my pj's seems like a major undertaking. Fortunately I have a very short memory of the bad days, always finding a reason to stay hopeful that tomorrow will be better and it usually is. Today I am excited to get a new piece of medical equipment that will improve my mobility called a Bioness Functional Stimulation System. It's a cuff that wraps around my knee to activate the neuromuscular pathways necessary for a proper gait. I tried this device out many years ago but it was too cost prohibitive at the time. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that insurance will cover it this go around but if not, I'm hopeful that we'll find a way to get it anyway.
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