Every day the ninja living inside me kicks some multiple sclerosis butt

I understand how it feels to be drowning in medical bills, strained relationships, physical and mental exhaustion, stressful decision making, and demanding responsibilities. Add to that the fact that I’m living every second of every day with multiple sclerosis and I might as well just crawl back into bed each morning before the sun even comes up and call it a day.

Somehow we face the impossible every moment of every day and yet as the day comes to a close, we always seem to make it. Many times I find myself climbing into bed feeling beat up, worn out, battered and bruised, but as I lay my head down on my pillow and take a moment to look back over the day, I realize that the ninja living inside of me kicked some MS butt.

Some days I push through crazy traffic with my legs and hands cramping up while my head is spinning making for an interesting ride. Most of the time it feels more like I’m on a roller coaster than an actual highway. The worst thing is when I get to the place I’m going to and I don’t quite make it to the bathroom in time. Those times happen more often than people realize. Thankfully I keep a change of clothes in my van and people don’t notice the magical change I make from black to tan pants.

As the day goes on I make mistake after mistake because I can’t keep my brain focused. Most of the time I’m pretty good at covering those kinds of things up. It takes great skill to stumble over words then turn them into something that makes sense. I think I’ve mastered the art of word replacement, finger pointing, hand gestures, and usage of the words thingamajig and doohickey fairly well.

Somehow I even manage to keep from burning down the house after forgetting about the casserole I put in the oven. Sure, it’s a little charred, but I am now an expert at scraping off the burnt parts and still producing something that’s edible.

Today may be an awful day for you, but it’s not the day you give up…even though you have every reason to do so. Instead, it’s the day you push through and remind yourself that if you can make it through the terrible, horrible day you had a few days ago…then you can surely get through today. Let your inner ninja loose and kick some MS butt.

Hiyah! KA-LAPOWABOOOM!

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7 replies
  1. Peggy Wills
    Peggy Wills says:

    Love it!😉
    Soo true except for the driving- well i do drive my power wheelchair- not very well as the wall and doorways indicate.

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  2. Rodger Francis Ashton-Smith
    Rodger Francis Ashton-Smith says:

    Thanks Penelope we all have a jungle to go through each day.
    Some days are like a nightmare but others are like an adventure that we can enjoy and learn a bit more about this mess.

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    • Peggy Wills
      Peggy Wills says:

      Love it!😉
      Soo true except for the driving- well i do drive my power wheelchair- not very well as the wall and doorways indicate.

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  3. Janet Stanzel
    Janet Stanzel says:

    Thankfully I don’t have to pay my inner ninja…that would be an expense and a half…not covered by insurance, of course. 😉
    I question where I am able to get the strength or energy to do the things I do somedays.
    Thank you Penelope! Your posts provide the positivity that is needed for each of us to push through the bad days. 🤗🤗

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  4. Carla L Broadbent Rogers
    Carla L Broadbent Rogers says:

    this time of year my inner ninja has family over for the holidays. It gets very entertaining. We smile, breathe,laugh,cry and invent a new vocabulary. But we go on like only we can. Be well. Just a note….I got all of you readers the same thing I got you last year for Christmas. Peace, strong prayers, laughter, strength and a large hug to help hold your life with Ms together. Be well.

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