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MS, Community and September 11

Cathy Health Guide September 11, 2012
  • Recently I attended an MS conference sponsored by the pharmaceutical company I represent as a Peer Resource. In attendance were Peer Resources from around the country - people who (like me) dedicate time and effort to reach out to others with MS and who also use the same disease-modifying medication....

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  • Michaelbgerber
    Sep. 14, 2012

    How do I do it? By waking up happy every day and feeling grateful for the extraordinary life that I have.

     

    It has been said that “success is the best revenge.” I think that happiness is our best revenge, or tool, or weapon to combat the effects of MS. Sure, I have pain every day and it is often tremendous. No, I have not walked for 2 years,...

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    How do I do it? By waking up happy every day and feeling grateful for the extraordinary life that I have.

     

    It has been said that “success is the best revenge.” I think that happiness is our best revenge, or tool, or weapon to combat the effects of MS. Sure, I have pain every day and it is often tremendous. No, I have not walked for 2 years, but that has not shaken my determination to do so. I have bladder issues, ED, trembling hands and some developing cognitive issues. But none of that prevents me from feeling grateful for my amazing life.

     

    My short list includes that I have eyes to see, ear's to hear, arms to hold and hands to touch. I also have a brain to think, a heart to feel, friends and family who care about me and for me to care about as well.

     

    I used to be able to do 10,000 things. Now I can only do 9,000 things and that is what I focus on. My glass is not half-full. It is overflowing.

     

    These are some of the choices that I make every day. This is how I honor each day and live my best life despite MS.

     

    Great question and thank you for asking it.

     

    Michael

    • Cathy
      Health Guide
      Sep. 15, 2012

      Michael,

       

      You are an inspiration to all who know you.  Your answer brought tears to my eyes and warmed my heart.  You will do fine in life with these 2 things in your favor - and we will be happier knowing you.

       

      Thank you for your wonderful answer.  Happy Days!

      Cathy