Three years and counting

I just looked at my calendar and realized that this Saturday is the anniversary of being diagnosed in 2014. It hasn't been great but when I realize how much worse it could have been... So all in all, so far, I'm doing pretty good and am so happy for that.

The main thing I have learned is to stay away from stress. That affects me worse than anything else. Unfortunately, so many things in life do stress me. (After all, I do have two disabled sons.) But I have tried to embrace THEIR strengths which helps offset my stress with them. My mom has been in a nursing home for about two months (which that in itself, is a stressor) and dealing with her house and stuff... !!!

Now I have done what I can with my mom's stuff, I have taken a big step back. My sister is the POA and trustee so it's out of my hands, so my stress from that is (virtually) gone.

Go away all stress!!! ;-)

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  • Happy MS-iversary! πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽˆπŸ‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ«

  • kdali, after reading Jesmcd2's reply here, I wanted to write and let you know that in NO WAY was my reply a contradictory response to yours. When I saw mrsmike9buffering's post, no one had responded yet. I thought I was writing the first reply. I take FOREVER to write a post. I just have a hard time searching for words. Anyway, when I finished and then pushed 'send,' I saw that you had replied sometime while I was writing mine. So in no way did I intend to offend you or what you said. If I did, I apologize. That wasn't my intent. I didn't see your reply until after I'd posted mine. πŸ’ž

  • @tutu I didn't take it as such at all, but I appreciate the clarification! No worries 😘

  • Thanks. 😘

  • mrsmike9buffering, I'm not wishing you a happy anniversary or celebrating your MS diagnosis (though I did mine when I FINALLY got confirmation of what I had), but I am celebrating you and how you have overcome so many obstacles since your diagnosis--and continue to--daily. Thank you for your positive outlook and sharing that with us. We all have bad days, go through various hardships, some really hard...but I appreciate your ability to see the good even during those really bad times. Praying this next year holds more joy and far less stress for you. Celebrating you!! 🎈

  • mrsmike9buffering thank you for the reminder about stress, it sure does mess with the ms. I found out 7 years ago in October, time as flown, but time doesn't delay the progression unfortunately. Now that you have got your mum sorted, take alittle time to yourself and rest and relax. Hugs, Jimeka πŸ€—

  • @mrsmike9buffering

    Yes! I was just reading yesterday about the link between stress and neuroinflammation. :(

    So great that you are attuned to this!

  • mrsmike9buffering YEAH For kicking the stress! And I'm with kdali why not celibate our MS-iverary!πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ We live it we survive it!

    Celebrate it!

    J 🌠

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