Hi, it's Fancy1959. I thought we could support one another while sharing antidotes and fun stories while taking this stupid little poll. Oh, and by the way this polling idea was inspired by comments that were made buy other MS patients in this chat room and my own personal experiences. Write and share your stories and explanations with one another about the number of times you have had to explain to your husband, wife, sons, daughters, neighbors, and friends why it has taken you so long to get dressed, go to the grocery store, or to run a few errands, etc.
One neighbor in particular asks me over and over again why it has taken me so long to run a few errands and my number answer is;
Remember I have MS and everything I do is done at a slower more deliberate pace. I also feel better when I take occasional breaks to make sure I don't over do it! It drives me nuts having to explain this to her every single time I go out on a few errands.
After 3+ years of fighting this MS beast, I still occasionally have to remind my husband and sons not to be inpatient while waiting for me to get ready. So I can't wait to see what everyone else has to say!