It’s a Family Affair

Tripping Through Treacle

Having MS is sh*t.  There is no two ways about it and no one will convince me otherwise. Has it made me (mentally) stronger? Perhaps.  But I would happily trade a ‘strong’ MS mentality for a weak, blancmange-like one, if is meant that I didn’t have to deal with this.

One of my biggest worries is the idea of my kids getting it.  One of my earliest symptoms (though I didn’t know it at the time) was the feeling of water dripping down my back, when nothing was there.  So, when my daughter talks about pins and needles, or my son appears tired and exhausted, I panic.  My sensible brain tells me it is normal kids’ stuff; my neurotically worried mother brain tells me that it is just a matter of time before one or both of them are diagnosed.  My son is 5 years away from the age I…

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