I know a lot of my readers suffer from chronic pain and I try to be an example of how to fight back. Today I went for a quick walk. I didn’t want to and my body yelled at me every step of the way, but I know I have to do it. I look at exercise like this…if I don’t force my body to move, then MS wins. I know a lot of you don’t exercise because you have told me so. You have said it hurts too bad. You have said you are too tired. I get it.
I almost had to call Evelina to come and get me, but I didn’t. I willed myself to finish what I started because in the long run it will benefit me more than sitting around doing nothing. Do you think I want to? No, I would rather sit and do nothing.
To those who tell me they cannot I would challenge you to begin thinking about what you can do instead of what you cannot do. If you can only walk to the end of the driveway then do so. If you can do arm lifts from your chair, then do so. If you can swim in the pool, then do so. Do what you can do, but don’t settle for doing nothing.
And it begins by putting one foot in front of the other.
A few of my blog friends have inquired about my life living with MS and how I have felt lately so I thought I would tell the world. For those of you who are not aware I was diagnosed with MS in 2013, but have lived with the symptoms since 2007.
Life is good right now and I can say that my symptoms are manageable, but not absent. It is a good thing that the brain gets accustomed to some of the pain. My legs are still numb and burn daily. My hands hurt and I still get the stinging flash pains in my joints. I can say I am currently off of most of the meds while I try to deal with the pain through will power.
As most of you know I am no longer operating my business and have taken a job at a local newspaper as the digital specialist. The job is going well and gives me the freedom to move a bit. One of the most annoying things about my MS is I cannot sit for too long nor can I stand for too long so I am constantly moving or shifting to offset the discomfort.
For the most part life is going well for Evelina and I and I appreciate the emails inquiring about my health. It does mean a lot to us to know that so many of my blog followers think about me and take the time to ask. And for that I say a hearty THANK YOU!!
As most of you know I live each day of my life with multiple sclerosis. My type of MS is secondary progressive which means that I have symptoms present daily with no remittance. I take it in stride understanding that there are many people worse off than I, therefore, I focus to stay thankful. With that said, the daily effort required to deal with this disease is great and the attention and love my wife shows me is even greater.
In my post My Life Living With MS, I talked about the fact that Evelina is my angel, my support and my strength. I am not sure what I have done in life to have her at my side, but I am greatly appreciative!!
Each day my wife assists me with a few simple tasks with which I struggle, tends to my medications and vitamins, prepares meals and reminds me of all the things that I forget. The job is truly a never-ending burden and she simply goes about her day with no complaints, which I find amazing.
Now that I am working a new job Evelina makes sure I have clean clothes and new ties. She keeps me organized and focused to take things with me that I will need throughout the day. Any success I find in the future at my job at the newspaper will be because of her. And for that I will be forever grateful.
So to my wife I say I love you, I appreciate your burden of love and you will always be my beautiful. My words will always fall short of expressing my feelings, but I hope you always know what you mean to me. Thank you for making my Dreams come true, I love you to the moon!