Don't Let MS Fatigue Slow You Down

Gina Gunkel Health Guide

  • Wow! I spent this past Friday night at a concert and I feel terrific!  It was the final concert at Shea Stadium, before it gets torn down.  Fatigue has been a real problem for me this summer.  As I was resting that afternoon, I actually thought about canceling. It was just easier to stay home than get on a train and travel to the show.  I’m so glad that I chose to use up my dwindling energy and go.  It was an effort but I realized that so much of my reluctance was a mental game.  I had to stop second-guessing, and just go for it.  Boy, did I ever.

    The concert featured Billy Joel.  He was such a trooper in the terrible heat.  He also invited some surprise special guests, such as Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Steven Tyler, Roger Daltrey and Paul McCartney!!!  It was amazing.  The Beatles first US concert was at Shea Stadium and Sir Paul closed the stadium’s last concert ever with “Let It Be”.

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    Having a disease like MS is tough.  It doesn’t go away, and it’s sometimes more of a challenge than at other times.  When you can do something that you would like to, do it.  Enjoy it.  Own it. 

    As Paul McCartney sang…

    “And when the night is cloudy, There is still a light that shines on me, Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.”

     

Published On: July 21, 2008