msERS, as you progress through our journey YOU and only YOU have the wonderful opportunity to face many wild and variable obstacles. Yes, I am being sarcastic. These, YOU will blunder through and of course be very surprised that YOU really DID. People will leave YOU and new ones in strange ways will come to YOU. It will be a rollercoaster of a trip, but YOU always have options. You CAN decide to do everything that YOU CAN to make your journey, if not easy, at least bearable. Or YOU choose, well let's not go into that.
Make a CHOICE today to do what YOU need to, to make your journey as comfortable as YOU can. Be strong, be determined and be quite bloody-minded when YOU need to be. A big part of your ms journey requires mental fortitude and flexibility. Be like BAMBOO, strong tall resilient but able to bend with the punches. Rest and lay down when YOU need to, but then get back up and carry on as best YOU can. Look for every opportunity YOU can to give yourself an advantage, no matter how small it may be.
You are on a huge game board now, tilted in the favour of what is a very mischevious and diabolical opponent. DO everything YOU can to give YOU an advantage. Always remembering ms is not the only gremlin in this game.
You win, by how well YOU play, so play well. Teach your children, your spouse and most importantly yourself. Also, forgive them any faults as YOU forgive YOU. This is a huge gameboard with many many variables, nobody has the perfect answer, just different ones.
So go forth my friend YOU are now playing the game of Relapsing Remitting ms.
A 20-year player