Amazing that knowing you have Multiple Sclerosis can do to alter someone’s perception of you: As a bit of background I have known this lady for about 6 months; she knows I have MS, but she has never seen me in a relapse with visible symptoms. She was stuck the other day with a manual labor problem that she had no idea how to handle (I’ll spare the details). Being the resident male on the scene (I know gender roles!) I assumed that I was the obvious candidate to handle this for her. I went to getting the stuff I needed, and my wife made it clear that I would handle the task. She replied to my wife with something to the effect of: is his health OK? In no way was there any visible problems, and in no way was I going to have any difficulty completing this task. Maybe I am fortunate that this is the first time that I have been written off because of the MS, but it certainly left me with a bad taste in my mouth!