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)


A-Z promising quotes: Hope

Hope is healthy. OK, I don’t have facts or figures, citations or quotations to substantiate that. But I have known it to be true personally and for those close to me. Maybe you have experienced it too.

An Irish proverb (of unknown origin) said it this way:

“Hope is the physician of each misery.”

Maybe it is. Certainly, living without hope would be most miserable.

What does this have to do with multiple sclerosis? 

MS can feel hopeless some days, especially as we wait for science to find a cure for this chronic condition. MS is a drag. We all know that, having faced onslaught after onslaught from the energy- and nerve-sapping MS MonSter.

But we do not live without hope. 

We hope for today to be a good one. We hope our energy will last today. We hope our worst MS symptoms won’t flare up at the worst possible moments. We hope for a cure. And we hope for healing.

And maybe we feel at least a little bit better.
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  1. Hope isn't just healthy, it's necessary. Everyone has something in their life causing them some level of stress or pain...can you imagine how miserable life would be if you allowed yourself to believe pain is all there is(is that an insensitive thought to leave on an MS Blog?)... no thank you. I will take hope any day.

    @Get Lost in Lit

  2. It's hope that keeps us going. Without it, why bother. Just live in anrachy then.

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Co-host
    Twitter: @StephenTremp

  3. Hope gives us all a reason to look forward to tomorrow. :)


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