Hi. I am a mother of a wonderful daughter with MS. I need your advice. Help. My daughter has children who think she is using MS as an excuse for everything. They are mean to her, although not in front of me. How can I make these kids realize how much they are hurting their own mother?
Maybe it’ll help someone, raise someone’s spirits, or start a constructive discussion.
Maybe that’s hard for onlookers to understand. It may be even more incomprehensible to those closest to us.
- MS is real. My symptoms are real, even if they don’t bother me all the time. When they happen, they can knock me flat.
- Just because I do not complain constantly about MS, it does not mean the condition does not make me uncomfortable or cause me problems.
- My MS symptoms are not a convenient excuse to get out of chores, work, or other responsibilities. In fact, MS is really not convenient at all.
- Yes, I may look like an overachieving powerhouse of energy some days. That does not change the fact that I may fizzle unpredictably on MS days.
- No, there is not a pill I can take to make my MS symptoms go away. Usually, I just have to wait them out and hope for the best.
- Did you know that stress can aggravate MS symptoms? That’s why your understanding and encouragement can really help a lot, especially during flare-ups.
- Let’s make a deal. If I don’t whine about MS, how about it you don’t whine about the times I may choose to sit out an activity?