I was diagnosed in 2002. The journey has been no fun. Serious depression, wondering what is next. Actually suicidal at one point. Stress the big reason. I got over it, thank God. I used to read all info about MS I could find. What I finally realized was the more I learned, I realized I was wasting my time. It only give me more to worry about. I gain strength from knowing that God's plan is all I need to think about.
I keep a positive attitude. Heart bypass surgery, 2 hip replacements, COPD, and now cancer. Every day is a struggle but I take the good days and make the best out of them. I really believe in the power of positive thinking.
About what others think, I don't worry about it. I realize I have to do what is best for me. Not being selfish just honest with myself. I used to be hard headed but having to go to hospital for solu_medrol treatments cured that. I loved working and had a hard time accepting the fact I ain't as good as I once was.
Look for all that worry about what others think. Don't let it get you down. Stay the course. Right now I am starting to come down with chest congestion and sore throat. I'll lay up and take medication and get over it. Isolation can take it's toll on you if you let it.
Here's wishing you all the best. God Bless
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