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Post 575 You are responsible for you 16 Dec 2019 2

RoyceNewton profile image
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Not everybody wants to hear it, and not everybody wants to believe it. It is much easier to blame something or somebody else, but. My Relapsing-Relapsing ms (RRms) sibling for the most part, "YOU" are to blame\resposible for your life with this illness. Getting it, none of us is responsible for. The reality is we do not even know for sure when we got it, let alone where it came from. I have a guess in my case, but I could be wrong. How I live with it though, is entirely my responsibility. If I do nothing, I know what that may lead to. Darkness, fear and disability. If I get the Disease-Modifying Therapies (DMT), my odds at walking tall maybe a little better. Not perfect 100%, merely better. Not a cure but I do not expect miracles and neither should "YOU"

Have responsibility in yourself. I hated those interferon needles, yet every two days I bared my arse (ass, butt) and my mother stabbed a needle in me. I took responsibility for myself. I did what had to be done whether I liked it or not, no matter how much it scared me. I am actually really scared of needles, better these days but at first I would run a mile. I still do not like them, but I cope. I am responsible for me, nobody else and "YOU" my ms sibling are responsible for "YOU". Keep that in mind with any decision "YOU" make, any action "YOU" take. How our life progresses with RRms can be partially up to us.

Royce (the ms writer)

I do the best for me because this is y life, I never skipped a shot in 10 years

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Midgey_Midge06 profile image

I still have this nagging memory of a close friend saying i got my MS because of things i had done in my past. This was like the week i was diagnosed. We r no longer friends but i so want to rub her face in the info i have since found out. That no one knows how it happens.

But i have to let that go. Hold my head up high and march on as u have said. Its how we keep going that counts. We r responsible for r own actions.

Good post as always.

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RoyceNewton in reply to Midgey_Midge06

okay, but rubbing her face in something might be fun. Sorry I c could not resist saying that, mean as it was.

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Midgey_Midge06 in reply to RoyceNewton

I totally appreciate the laugh!

MarkUpnorth profile image

I know exactly where I got it. It was from that dish I don't even know what it was, more less how to describe it, from the mall (if you can really call it that) in Juarez Mexico, where a couple of us tried venturing out from work for lunch one day many, many years ago! That combined with stress day after day, year after year, and working 80 hour weeks trying to keep up! If not for the stress, long, long, never ending hours, weeks, months, years..... I could have handled the mystery dish, kind of a type of .... no, maybe possum?, no, .... mystery meat with a chocolate? sauce? Combined with the millions of things living in the drinking water, of which my body was still getting used to by doing small sips intentionally to acclimate it to whatever lived in the water. I should have washed that whatever it was down with a bottled coke? That would have killed it all! And I could have skipped all this fun? The little needles, yeah not as fun as the 1-1/4" inter muscular in the leg ones. Now those were fun!

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RoyceNewton in reply to MarkUpnorth

that were my first option, thankfully they did not have avonex back when I first started, only Beta back then in Australia

twooldcrows profile image

it is so true we are the one to make the decisions for what is to be done about helping to control this ....happiness and lots of laughs with friends and even someone new on the street that look like they could use a good laugh or even a smile....we all are going thru our own problems we just know what they are wishes to be able to cope ...

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RoyceNewton in reply to twooldcrows

You as well my friend

carolek572 profile image

The only thing that we can control is our actions. Good and thought provoking post, Royce :-D

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RoyceNewton in reply to carolek572

Thank you

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