As I get older and slower, I am becoming less stubborn about getting help when and where I can. I was just speaking to a fellow MSer last night touting the importance of using my scooter and other assistive devices to conserve my energy so I'm not spent after a simple trip to the grocery store. I went almost 20 years of my diagnosis denying that I needed any mobility aids at all consequently falling and tripping constantly. Once I wrapped my brain around the fact that requiring assistance to get around does make me less than, I find myself much more willing to engage in life. The irony of this acceptance is not lost on me. I am less hesitant to travel, shop or say yes to any invitation, choosing instead to go out and enjoy all the activities able bodied people might take for granted. You could say that my disability has given me an appreciation of the simple pleasures that really make life worth living. This is a lesson I may not have learned without the daily mobility challenges I now face. My challenge to others with any disability or health concern is to avoid putting more limits on yourself than you already have because you might miss out on living your best life.
Hello World. This is a blog we created to give any one affected by MS in any way a constructive way to communicate with others going through the same challenges.