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)

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A-Z promising quotes: Intelligence



Medical experts have said multiple sclerosis likely has little to do with intelligence. Really smart people get MS. Really, not-so-______ (Well, you get the picture.) people can have it too. Sure, MS can make us feel like we are losing our marbles or our minds at times, but it’s not about smarts.

Hopefully, as we wrestle with MS and the mess it can make with our bodies, minds, and emotions, we don’t lose the sense of humor that occasionally is our best asset for coping.

Enter today’s promising quote. Look what Woodrow Wilson, 28th U.S. President, said about smarts.

“We should not only use the brains we have, but all that we can borrow.”


OK, so President Wilson was almost certainly talking about seeking wise counsel. He was guiding America through World War I, so that’s a fair bet.

But MS can feel like a war of sorts, too. Maybe we sometimes think we need to borrow some extra brainpower. Often, we gain helpful ideas and insights from others. Doctors, medical specialists, physical therapists, and fellow MSers can add plenty to our own understanding of this crazy chronic condition we combat daily.

On the other hand, haven’t we all fielded well-intended advice from folks who have no concept of what life with MS is all about? Perhaps at such moments, our own MS-battled brains are enough.
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1 comment:

  1. I love the quote you used. Shared your post with my friend, I hope she gets some pleasure from this post :)

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