It is strange, but MS has helped my marriage, of 30 years. I used to be totally active, I would go three places a day, and the house was just a place for me to sleep and take a shower. My husband is a home body, he just works, and he is career minded so that is great for me now. My husband never went anywhere with me, hardly, we used to go diving but after a while, I could not walk down to the beach with my tanks on. I love being in the water though, because it is weightless and relieves my stress. I have had MS for years but they could not diagnose, I went from high heels to crocks, and tennis shoes. When I was a teacher, the stress was so bad from the fifth graders that my words were not coming out right, my sentences were jumbled. I know that is a sign of MS. The kids thought it was funny, but it did not happen often. Now I just turned 60 years old and I try to walk my dog everyday, but this week it is raining. My husband said, I did not have to work anymore. When I worked, he never saw me, I was always out and about, and then waking up at 5 a.m. I had to go to sleep early every night. I would come home from teaching, and my feet were hurting so bad, that I could hardly move, so I had to lay down. Now, I am waking up about 6 times in the night and sleep until 10:00 a.m. and then I feel better. I have my coffee, and my shake and try to clean the house. I have secondary ms, or primary, but it is not so bad yet. I am trying to keep a good attitude, and keep the house clean. Anyway, my husband is happy, because I am finally there for him, all the time, because leaving the house is a huge effort for me, but I feel better when I do. I feel better when I walk. Life is still good, so I wanted to share some positive with you. I am so proud of all of you, you are all heroes.
Does listening to music help lower the severity of your stress or MS symptoms?