How is it possible that it has been 8 years since I was diagnosed and I feel like I’m 50?

Written by on May 1st, 2012 – No Comments

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 ….

 

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