Judith Nitchie, CMT, LMFT

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"I have MS, MS doesn't have me." Really?

Thank you to Stacey Dorton (quoted in Sense of Self, an article by Vicky Uhland in Momentum, a magazine offering information and support to people affected by Multiple Sclerosis) for offering a different take on the adage "I have MS, MS doesn't have me," because  sometimes yes MS does have me! Like when it's over 90 degrees and I can barely crawl out of my puddle of sweat and misery to use the toilet. Like when I get lost driving to church or a friend's house on a route I have taken hundreds of times. Like when the fatigue just descends for no apparent reason and whatever I had planned for the day becomes impossible. Like when I do have energy but I know I can either do laundry or make something to eat or go for a walk...and there is the not unlikely possibility that I will not be able to complete any of those, because, without warning, MS can interfere with an awful lot that I used to take for granted. Sometimes MS has me! And please don't tell me I just need to be positive! I am not suggesting that we all sit around and give up on our lives, but I am saying that I have MS, sometimes it has me, but really, we're both in it for the long haul.

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