Abrupt: Describing multiple sclerosis from A to Z
Multiple sclerosis has no manners. It’s rude. The MS MonSter stomps into a person’s life and begins wreaking havoc with no warning and no welcome.
He’s like an uninvited houseguest, who barges into your home and begins turning everything upside-down. Pretty soon, you can’t seem to find your stuff. You find yourself frustrated and exhausted and somehow disoriented. You can’t wait till he leaves.
It it’s Relapse-Remitting MS, then it comes and goes on its own whim. One day, the MSer feels pretty good. OK, maybe you feel pretty average or at least not totally terrible. The next day can be a completely different story.
Blindness, dizziness, numbness, weird pains, or other crazy symptoms pop up suddenly. Body parts stop working properly. On a good turn, these problems may vanish just as abruptly. Or not.
Abrupt. Blunt and snippy and impetuous, and ungracious and totally rude. That’s the MS MonSter. If he were a person who showed up and rang your doorbell, you’d tell him you’re not buying and send him on his way.
Yes, you’d kick him to the curb. And sometimes we can sort of do that with MS. But sometimes it just seems to kick us harder.
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