broken heart

A multiple sclerosis broken heart really happens

There is no cure at this time for multiple sclerosis but there is a cure for a broken heart. I know some people will disagree with me about the “MS cure” statement, but it’s true. There is no 100% proven way to fix MS. We can manage our symptoms, and for that I’m extremely thankful, but there is nothing yet that will literally eradicate MS from the planet aside from a miracle.

A person’s heart on the other hand, it can become broken, sometimes even completely destroyed when multiple sclerosis becomes a part of their life, yet no matter how damaged it may be, that broken heart can be mended. MS has this way of flipping someone’s world on its head, spinning them around and around creating dizzying chaos and confusion, and then leaving them to figure things out…many times all on our own.

A broken heart that comes from that kind of whirlwind hurts. Some people may have only experienced a slight fracture while others are left holding pieces of a shattered mess in their hands. The heart is fragile and breaks regardless of how strong someone thinks they are.

If you look really close at my heart, you will see the cracks and missing pieces from some of the difficulties I have been through because of MS. Things like increased progression, having to use a wheelchair, needing help for things most of the world takes for granted, ending a much loved career and losing friendships.

But you will also see the beauty of my life shining through those very cracks. The pieces have mended and the cracks have healed, but the scars are still there to show what I have been through. Those scars are my beauty marks and I have to say I’m darn proud of them because they are a part of who I am.

You may be in the middle of a breaking heart right now. I know how badly it can hurt, but you are going to get through this and your heart is going to become a thing of beauty. Don’t stuff the pain down deep inside trying to hide it away. Let the emotions out as they come. Out of sight, out of mind doesn’t actually work. Let it all out so you can heal.

The amazing thing about a broken heart, unlike MS, is that it can heal. It takes time, but it will happen. Be patient with yourself and take it slow. Your heart is beautiful. Give yourself time to heal then let your life shine through…scars and all.

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

    Thanks for that Penelope. We are under a lot of pressure living with this mess and it does make us stronger.

  2. Peggy Wills
    Peggy Wills says:

    I can yell you this is true
    When our 2mth old baby died of SIDS in 1998 my jeart was actually broken. Then on 99 my Dad died so it was again broken…when wa given my MS diagnosis on 2008 was something that I thought coild deal with BUT my heart simply continues to break. Just as i think I’ve gotten the pieces back together something else may happen. I can tell you you never get over it just get used to it


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