Bloodymindedness, an Australian term that I have always taken to mean. I do not care what anybody says I am going to do it, I might fall down, but I am going to keep trying until I do it, no matter what. I try to live my Relapsing-Remitting ms (RRms) life that way. My failures are mine alone. My victories I will share the credit with my mother and she who must be obeyed, but my failures are mine and only mine. I am comfortable with that and so should "YOU" be. RRms is a very long term illness, and mine should last forty or fifty years. I will fail at many things over the years, I accept this. If I did not have RRms I would have failed at things over my lifetime. RRms is no different.
I know I will fail, I am not scared of that. How others react to my failure is not my concern, it is there's. I am going to do the absolute best for me, I might recommend that "YOU" do as well. Because "YOU" have RRms for six months or twenty-one years, "YOU" can still fail at something, it is okay. Try again and again if it is important to "YOU. There is no need or reason to give up. Keep trying, be bloody-minded and determined. Put your back into it and try, teach your children this. Be a rock of Gibraltar not a crumbly iceberg. RRms is a very longterm condition. Expect to die with it still running amok in your body. There is no need to fret or be upset. It just is, is a part of our lives forever. Be determined to live as full life as "YOU" possibly can. There are tools available to us today, they were not availble twenty odd years ago, Make use of them and plot a path for your RRms life that "YOU" can travel. Be that light for somebody else to follow.
Royce (the ms writer)
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