Today was another beautiful sunny day, to our delight the Rugby World cup semi final in Auckland, New Zealand was on Dutch TV.
We had both hoped for a wonderful win for Wales, so what a huge disappointment it was, to see Wales lose the game by one point to France.
Their next chance is in 2015, who knows what will happen then, without MS I would have expected to be alive for that, but the quick progression of my MS means I don’t know.
Mind you, I guess no one really knows, the best thing is not to dwell on it, better to get on with living life, I am amazed that despite my restricted life, how much I still enjoy.
I am beginning to realise that my ideas about being handicapped, fall very short of the reality, which is that whatever happens I am still me.
For some reason I thought that I would not just lose my functions but would also lose myself, and my identity.
I could not have been more wrong, I can not walk, in fact I can do very little, and Richie does everything for me.
Good to discover that myidentify doesn’t depend on my bodily functions, nor has my personality been affected by the MS.
I can’t believe now that I thought I would lose myself because of disability, I can see how sever illness can take away so much, I know now it can’t rob me of my spirit.