Entries by Penelope Conway

A new year has begun with multiple sclerosis

It’s hard to believe a new year has begun. As they say “out with the old, in with the new,” right? As I reflect over the past year, I realize I have experienced some truly wonderful, beautiful moments. Times that made me sing even though I can no longer carry a tune. Times that gave me great joy and created memories that I will hold on to for the rest of my life.

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.

A life with multiple sclerosis is hard…that’s just me telling it like it is.

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.