A life with multiple sclerosis is hard. There’s no nice way to put it. I could lie and tell of all the cool things life brings to sway you to the opposite side. I could give you a bunch of blessings and sweet moments that have happened along the way to change your mind but I would be fooling myself. Those people that say life isn’t hard, you’re just living it wrong…I’d like to smack them upside the head or strangle them. They aren’t living in reality.
I have to admit, life is hard and don’t feel one bit guilty for saying so. Everyone’s life is hard no matter where you are from or what you are dealing with. The main thing with me is I try to focus on one thing at a time. I don’t have the energy to lump everything together to focus on a pile of things. Every day is a pick and choose adventure into the unknown and the uncharted. Some days I come out unscathed and some days sadly I don’t.
The one screaming at me the loudest gets the attention. Today, that happens to be pain and weakness. It may change as the day goes by, but that’s where my focus is right now. I will do some stretches and get my muscles moving which always seems to help. It’s always good to get things moving even when you are limited is what you can move.
My bathroom renovation is still in the works and I will be happy to finally have a bathroom completed that is accessible for me to use. I was told it will be this week or next week. I’m excited. I will take pictures and share them with you as soon as I can.
But those people that insist life isn’t hard need a moment living with a disability. They would change their tune quick. I’m just happy the sun came up today for a glorious morning without rain. It’s cold out which gives me trouble moving, but I will keep trying to move anyway. I at least have an excuse to veg on the couch as the workers come today.
Don’t give in to the difficulties that come along the way. Some can be conquered and some can’t, but that’s okay. I have come to a place where I’m okay with the smallest of progress, no matter what it may be. Do what you can. That’s what matters. No quitting allowed. And look for the sweet moments that come along bringing an unexpected change to your day. For me, I saw deer playing in my back yard which I always love to see. It gives me something to smile at.