When Multiple Sclerosis becomes part of a person’s life, it comes with one purpose…to steal. It ransacks the nerves in the Central Nervous System with a ravenous appetite for myelin (the coating around each nerves).
If you didn’t know already, nerves happen to be extremely important to the body. They are what give us the ability to see, hear, talk, walk, feel, breathe and even blink…basically they control everything a body does.
It seems that no matter how much MS chews and gnaws at the nerves, it is never satisfied. It acts as if it’s at an all you can eat bar downing as much food as it can while leaving behind a table piled high of dirty plates, silverware and cups.
It’s sneaky too, working in the shadows with no remorse or regrets. MS is a criminal above all criminals. I’m almost sure I saw it on the top most wanted list.
But even though it causes such terrible destruction and chaos wherever it is found, there is one thing it can’t steal from you. It can’t take away the person that you are. Never forget that. You are so much more than MS. So much more!
I know you have days when MS defines your day and determines your capabilities, but don’t ever let it define who you are. You get to do the defining in that area. And from what I can tell across the miles, wires, online posts and cell phones, you are strong, courageous and amazing…even when you think quite the opposite to be true.
Hold your head up today, take a deep breath and step out into the world knowing that you are better than MS or any other kind of illness or problem you happen to be facing. Don’t ever underestimate the value of who you are and never, ever, EVER let MS steal your identity.