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)


First day in a full week without a migraine!

Some things are worth celebrating. People love to crow about birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and other special occasions.

Me? Today I feel like throwing a party. This is the first day in a full week that I have not woken up with a blaring migraine headache.

You know, the kind of brain-banger that drags your butt out of bed before it’s even light out to stumble to the medicine cabinet, desperate for a remedy. And the only thing that works at all is the migraine medication that is loaded with caffeine, so you know you’ll be up for the day at that point.

And then the miserable migraine continues to pound and pommel your skull throughout the day … and into the next day … and …

But today! Whoo! Today it’s gone – at least, till the next time.

I wanna do cartwheels!

No, wait. In all my life, I’ve never actually done a cartwheel. And, at this point, I can only imagine the added vertigo.

OK. I’m doing cartwheels in my mind.

See, for anybody who has grown somewhat accustomed to frequent or ongoing pain of any sort, any absence of such agony (even for a while) is practically cause for euphoria.

I even caught myself singing at my desk a few moments ago.

Suffice it to say, it’s a red-letter day.

 Adapted from public domain artwork

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