Hello family it is Fancy. After reading a post I thought it was important to put a timely reminder into our chat room. Yes you read the title correctly when I said we are lucky to have MS. I've lived with this dreaded monster for over 20 years now and although it is harder today than it was last year I'm still going by myself and I still drive. Think about this food for thought. How many long-term chronic illnesses give you the opportunity to see your children grow to adulthood. Live to enjoy your grandchildren and plan a long life with your spouse. Your life path might be much different than mine but you still have a life path to plan out and live.
I had two sister-in-laws. One was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the early age of her late forties. We lost her just about a year-and-a-half after her diagnosis. I had a second sister-in-law who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her late sixties. We lost her about 2 and 1/2 years after her diagnosis. Here I am, some almost 7 years after my diagnosis who has according to my neurologist, lived with MS for over 20 years, still going strong. There are days it is hard to remember this when my body simply does not respond to my will. So this sometimes becomes my daily chant that I must realize I'm so lucky to have MS. Each and every day I read research updates greedily hoping that a cure grows closer with each and every fact they find out about MS.
So remember that we are lucky to have MS. It could be so much worse than it is although that seems hard to believe on some days. Let this become your motto and your chant on those days when things do not work as they should! I'm lucky to have MS, I'm lucky to have MS, I'm lucky to have MS! I'm luckier still to belong to this awesome family who offer such positive support and understanding when we need it the most! Thanks gang you all are awesome and I don't say it often enough! Fancy.🤗🤣👍💕