I was born a fighter

I was born a fighter.

I will never give up,
throw in the towel,
back down,
quit or
surrender.

It just won’t happen.

I may not wear a cape,
have my initials emblazoned across my chest
or leap tall buildings in a single bound
but I do wear PJ’s,
have coffee stains on my shirt
and fall faster than the speed of light.

That’s part of being a Multiple Sclerosis superhero.

Because of MS I’m a doctor without a diploma,
a professional freestyle tumbler and
a grammy winning performer.

I forget appointments,
burn dinner,
avoid saunas,
create messes,
trip on air and
stumble over itty bitty cracks.

Yes, that’s me.

I’m a hard working,
word searching,
body fighting,
bruise finding,
re-run watching,
wall holding,
floor catching,
numb walking,
stair falling,
ice vest wearing,
body slamming,
pillow hugging,
nap taking,
slow moving,
mountain climbing,
Multiple Sclerosis WARRIOR.

 

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About the Author
About the Author
Penelope Conway

Penelope Conway
Penelope started Positive Living with MS as a way to help others with MS stay positive in the midst of a terrible disease. She believes that staying positive and holding onto hope is the key to waking up each morning with the strength to get through the day. Multiple Sclerosis may never go away, but neither will her determination and her drive to help others through the journey.

18 replies
  1. Rodger Ashton-Smith
    Rodger Ashton-Smith says:

    Thanks for giving another look at MS that the world that doesn’t know about or seems to care about broken people. We have been told that the OT people will be here next Tuesday afternoon to asses my needs WOW only 17 years to late but at least someone listened.

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  2. Joyce McManamon says:

    Thanks, Penelope for all your encouraging quotes. Some days are hard when you get home from work, and you’re hurting, tired, and remind yourself one foot in front of the other. Then I read your quotes and they give me inspiration. Thank you.

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  3. Kevin Campbell
    Kevin Campbell says:

    well I have enlisted a LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE (mainly because I’m too wee to resort to violence and I’d just get pounded anyway!)

    The Case For The Prosecution

    Guess I’m just a PLUMBER sort of FIGHTING – PLUMBER/ LAWYER
    Trying to get my VENOUS PIPES CLEARED
    Of all the toxins that are stopping body replenishing my MYELIN
    I have the evidence
    Of FRIENDS WHO scaled the fence
    But some are nolonger here
    I FEAR
    ALTHOUGH they fought so so hard
    Nobody could Hear
    And they got the RED CARD

    They got SHAFTED when their Bocked DRAINS stopped
    Til their SEWAGE systems POPPED
    When the problem was so Clear
    The solution SO SO NEAR
    Idiot experts slapping labels
    Over the cracks to try to hide the
    ACTUAL FACTS

    With their pseudomedical ACTS
    They say the price is too high
    And they let the people die
    They do a shoddy job
    As they don’t respect the MOB
    But if only they’d have TALKS
    They’d see its ignorance that BLOCKS
    The injustices are glaring
    Cos the Medics are not sharing
    They all want a piece of the US..
    But its OUR VEINS
    Its OUR RAINS
    OUR Right
    OUR FIGHT
    They really have US by the THROAT
    Yet refuse to even give US a QUOTE

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  4. Non Smitq
    Non Smitq says:

    Penelope your huge fighting spirit and inspirational blogging is making a difference in the world of us poor morsels who do not have the gift of the gab (writing) about our most personal and emotional experiences on the ride called MS. We, here in South Africa, are proud to use your writings in our awareness campaigns with much success. Thank you for your ongoing inspiration. ♥♥ ♥ ♥ ♥♥

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  5. Tiffany Lanthier
    Tiffany Lanthier says:

    Yes I’am a MS WARRIOR 😝😜😜 just like you said Penelope your list is my list but I’am still and will always be a fighter!!! When I was diagnosed 27 years ago I cried for about an hour and when my pity party was over I remember saying I have MS but MS does not have me😊 Yes my life is hard and exhausting but it’s my life and I will be a fighter no matter what!!!!!!!! I’m the winner here NOT MS…..
    Thank You Penelope I love all of your post🌻 Have a happy day you warrior🌻

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