Another good day today, I could hold onto the handle above my bed again, what a wonderful feeling, its abit like getting a special present.
I have been noticing how important simple things can be, like doing my arm exercises is essential for my well being, it means so much to me.
Recently I have noticed the big effect that simple things can have, like doing the exercises, which give me such a huge boost, as well as keeping my arms functioning.
I can see now how very important it is to have something I can do, it doesn’t matter what it is, what matters is that its good for me.
What’s good for my confidence right now is being able to do my daily arm exercises; I get such a boost from them.
Really does make me feel better, I know now that as long as I have something that I can do which makes me feel good about myself, then I will be able to live with my sever handicap.
It has taken me some time to come to this conclusion, a few years of stress, depression and blind panic, years where I did not feel like I was going to be left with anything.
Multiple Sclerosis seemed to be taking everything away from me, it felt like I lost my identity as a worker and as a woman, it was a difficult time.
Now life is still not easy but I no longer feel I have lost my identity, MS has robbed me of so much, but it hasn’t taken my personality, it has only made me more determined to be myself.