Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)


What's the worst comment or question you've heard about MS?

Maybe people mean well, when they step into a little you-know-what, just making conversation with a person who battles multiple sclerosis daily.

OK, we’ll go with that.

Perhaps they simply don’t know what to say, so they come up with pat answers, inane questions, or more-than-obvious statements.

Here are some notorious ones:

15 things never to say to anyone with Multiple Sclerosis.

I’d be willing to bet you can come up with a few more to add to the list.

Those are the moments when, although MS can make some of us physically clumsy, we have opportunities to exercise grace and poise in our responses. We may wish to issue quips or witty comebacks, but we often let things slide.
Because, if a person hasn’t actually experienced MS firsthand, it’s tough to have a clue about what life with the MonSter is really like.

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