Disclaimer: This site is not a support site and in no way do I try to, or want to, make it that way. I’m sure I offend people and for that I’m sorry but not sorry enough to change. This blog is a glimpse into my life and my experience with MS. Read on but this isn’t a supportive post – you’ve been warned. 😉
I came across a post (and apparently so did Becca ;-), The I Hate MS Post (Removed, it is now a bad link 3/26/2012 http://www.thepinkbee.com/2004/12/i-hate-ms-post.htm) , and the post really just irritated the crap out of me (not literally 😉 Read the post if you want but it is really negative and mostly a bunch of down-in-the-mouth crap. I don’t mind a good vent once in a while (and certainly I’ve posted my 10 bad things about MS) but this just smacks of pity me I have MS my life is over. I know there are people out there who feel that their life is over, apparently this is one of them, but it’s time to get a grip on reality. These types of posts by MS’ers just further serve the myth that your life is over or has to take a 180 degree turn because you suddenly got diagnosed with a chronic illness. Furthermore, if you do become disabled get over it and get on with your life. No one wants to be disabled but there are so many awesome devices out there now there is no reason you can’t keep going on – even if the disability ends up in your hands like it may for me. I really like Katja’s philosophy (Bad link now 3/26/2012 but it was a good post http://brokenclay.org/wc.html) that by stopping doing the things you want to do you let the disability win. (I hope I did a fair 1 sentence overview of that) Overall this post just seems like an excuse for giving up. I’d understand a lot of worry, frustration, etc. for someone newly diagnosed (heck I was there) but she made numerous mentions of her diagnosis being well over a year ago.