Jun 012006

My wife got this advice from a passing by Midwife on getting her body to go into labor. I still am not entirely certain what this means, but I am (as is Eriksgirl) pretty certain she got this off of a fortune cookie – which is a pretty good fortune if you tack on the token “in bed” to the end. I did, almost immediately, think of the MS, and that my body is an idiot and hates the CNS. So in the Multiple Sclerosis world I think it is inadvisable to surrender to your idiot body and its evil plans.

 Posted by at 5:28 pm

  9 Responses to “"Surrender To Your Body"”

  1. I have always been turned off by the “fight back” attitude with MS. I think there us a truce – listen to and respect what my body is teling me, and live as well as I can with those limitations. I don’t like surrender either – cohabitation feels like a better concept.

  2. I think it just means, relax! As in, let go of it already:) I think it is good to use this philosophy in MS. The reason that our muscles give us trouble is that they can no longer relax. They get stuck in the on position. At least that’s the way I understand it. I do agree the word surrender is a little to easy to misinterpret, but relinquish is equally bad.

  3. I would have to agree with mouse! I think surrender was just a bad choice of wording…our bodies tend to respond when we get the proper amount of r&r! That is probably all that was meant. Take care.

  4. Hi, I just came across your blog and I wanted to share with you some interesting sites I recently came across:



    I have family members with MS, and have been having some symptoms for the past year and a half, although I don’t have (and don’t want) a diagnosis. I’ve been focusing on lifestyle changes, nutrition, and other natural remedies!

    Your blog is great by the way 🙂

  5. oh, and I want to mention that the Direct-MS site has some great presentations. Especially “Nutritional Strategies for Controlling Multiple Sclerosis”. It is listed with the other presentations under the “Information” link at the top of the page.

  6. I stumbled across your blog when doing a google search. I am newly diagnosed with MS (about 2 months now). Feel free to check out my MS blog at the-bs-of-my-ms.blogspot.com I don’t update super often, but as things come up, I try to put them there.

  7. I am so relieved to see the picture of your “rash” around the time of an exacerbation. I too had the “rash” although it was under my breast. A very pronounced marking just like yours yet I noticed it everday as it was on my front side. Never imagined until now that it was MS connected as at that time I was under a lot of undue stress but infact did have an exacerbation which has left me with some lasting disability even in remitting-relapsing. I am grateful for your picture that gives me so many answers to questions that my doctor didn’t have – you know! I will watch for the “rash” marking from now on and hold on for dear life as it means look out here I am again.

  8. in this context isn’t surrendering about learning to let go, to accept? It doesn’t mean to be happy about ms, but ‘fighting hasn’t really helped thus far has it? I have had ms for 9 years now, I’m 31, and after lots of saying ‘f$#@ this & you, MS!!’ I started listening.. cause since MS is somehow part of our bodies, and we can’t really trade those in, don’t we have to surrender a bit?

  9. mskaramel,
    Thanks for the post. It is nice to hear of other people having similar problems. Especially for items that don’t seem to be mentioned anywhere else!

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>