People who are diagnosed with MS, who live with someone who has MS or who are involved in the MS community are exposed to all sorts of information and opinions about what it means to be diagnosed with MS. Some of this information is correct and some is not. Some new information makes us see things a different way and much of it can provoke a great deal of thought!
And as much as MS varies between people, the way we think about it varies too. This week I heard MS described as a “miserable disease”. It made me think. It seems by the reactions on Facebook and Twitter, it made some of you think as well.
So, I think the reason why it made some of us think is that living with MS does not necessarily make someone “miserable”. It does not remove hope, happiness, support, friends, and family. It doesn’t define who someone is. And MS is not a one-size-fits-all disease.
It really grabbed my attention and got me thinking about the different attitudes, approaches and feelings we all have about MS.
What about you? Is there something you’ve heard about MS recently that grabbed your attention and made you think?