At Long Last
About 25 years ago my 2nd husband and I began designing a garden I could navigate with MS. My SPMS was diagnosed during my 1st marriage in 1989. My 1st husband has MS too. Now I understand.
A free garden open everyone
I was a former runner and horseback rider; in good shape physically. My goal in my 2nd marriage was to have a garden, offered free-of-charge, and open to the physically disabled. With 1000 feet of lakefront property, we have designed and developed nearly 2 acres, maintained as completely by me with my husband and his son involved in a nearby community as renters and builders. For several years I operated an MS Support Group, complete with sign-in sheets, speakers, and hard candy.
The gardens themselves were of the English Garden design and were available to garden clubs and outdoor concerts; even a wedding reception was held here. Any donations were reinvested in garden maintenance; any loose change in acquisition of more plants.
In reading through the stories of others with MS, I see how prominent a role fatigue plays. I am 73 now; my husband almost 82. We too find ourselves fatigued.
What next? We've about run out of both energy and funds.
Does listening to music help lower the severity of your stress or MS symptoms?