MS is a tough and trying condition, only made more difficult by the social issues that accompany the medical and emotional ones. There can be a social stigmatism about MS due to ignorance, where people do not understand or appreciate the invisible and painful effects of the condition. MS may also restrict a person’s ability to interact socially as immobility and fatigue can draw patients out of the workforce and limit their time away from home.
Nobody likes a complainer. I know I don’t, and that’s why it’s I often keep MS symptoms to myself. I tell Jake pretty much everything, eventually. He’s supportive and kind, but that doesn’t mean that I should spell out every ache and pain that he can’t fix. Heaven knows, he’s got his hands full with me,…