Ok maybe not 50, but in the last 2 years I feel like my body has aged drastically. Only now (April) do I finally feel I’m getting back to my “old self”.
Let me be clear that my “old self” is not who I was 8 years ago, but who I was 2 years ago before I started having a monthly regular attack. My definition of “normal” has changed, and I’m not even sure I have a definition anymore?! Oh the joys!
However, one thing is certain; these last 8 years of my life have taught me more about myself than I ever thought possible. I have faced things with MS that I never thought I was capable of handling and have come out on top. I have realized who my true friends are and I have realized that you never can tell what’s on the surface of someone. Over the course of these 8 years I have changed big parts of my life; “diet/exercise/social/aspects/volunteer/friendships/work”. A wise woman (my mom) once told me “you’re not giving IN TO the disease, you’re finally learning how to take control of it”- she is my inspiration and she always has something wise to say to pick me up when I fall.
Now I know how it’s possible that these 8 years have flown by … my support has never turned their back on me, and have been there every step of the way ….