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I am me, you are you.


I refuse to accept anything that society says of me. Today I am not disabled, I am not ever less than any other Homo Sapien. I am different;

ly abled. In ways that I do not always understand but I accept that. I am me and that I will always be. I am not anything other than me, and I am good, very good. The world and others can accept me for what I am, and if I choose to be anything, that is my choice, my path to walk. I will ask nothing that I am not willing to give. If I am unable to meet your needs or expectations, I am sorry, but they are your needs and expectations, not mine. I travel my own path, my journey. I wish you all the best of luck on yours, but I have my own journey.

Walk your path in this, your ms life. Do not be a victim of anybody elses expectations and dreams. Live your life to your fullest. Achieve what you want to achieve. If you can not, then you my friend have to answer to you, not anybody else. Never anybody else, just to yourself.

This is a long and challenging road we are on. Not everybody is strong enough to travel it, but we are. Give yourself some time to adjust to your new normal. ,Accept that it is constantly changing no matter what you may or may not do. This path is not impossible, you are challenged, but you my friend are up to the challenge. Cry when you need to, but believe in yourself. Millions can not do it but you most certainly can. You are strong enough, strong enough for anything that Relapsing Remitting ms (RRms) may hurl at you.

Make this a life of strength, not weakness. Believe that you always can.


The flame is strong within you, thank you Obi-Wan. I need to stop watching Star Wars:-)

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You are right we need to be strong first and for most for out selves. I had a situation a couple of weeks ago my brother and sisters and a few of our children. And my brother was sitting next to me. He said maybe four words to me and when he got up to go to the men’s room and on the way back he talked to the table next to us more than he did to me. I don’t know what his problem is but he’s like those people who see me in a wheelchair and give me a look like I don’t know how to say it. It’s not a pity look it’s just a what is your problem. He’s my brother just talk to me like a person last time I checked it out I was a person not an Alien.

Some of you probably are saying what was my point why didn’t I speak to him it’s pretty hard to speak to someone who totally ignores you. And I’m not the only one who noticed it my husband noticed it also. Ok I’ll stop. But it can get to me.

RoyceNewton in reply to ssdw1958

stay true to yourself I think is all you can do

ssdw1958 in reply to RoyceNewton

I am that’s why he always thinks he’s better than everyone else but that’s just him. I can’t let him bother me. I have my own issues to have to worry about his issues.

Ali_B62 in reply to ssdw1958

It would really get to me too. At the end of the day you can only do what you can. ☺

ssdw1958 in reply to Ali_B62

I agree with carolek572 “well said “ thank you all for listening.


Well said! :-D

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