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Still angry

Hi! I’m new on this site but not new to ms. I was dx in 1992 with rr. I worked full time as a supervisor for Development disable adults. Had to stop working 4 years ago as ms took over and I was unable to handle my work responsibilities.

I thought I was emotionally at some peace with this chronic disease but I’m not. I’m angry over the things I was capable of doing in the past. I know everyone here goes through this but I can’t even find peace at all. I have great support system around me. I’m seeking out a professional to see if that helps.

On a positive note, I read some nice stories. Nice to be here

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  • Judy
    5 years ago

    Rosemary – When I went through the anger issues, I realized, when I looked back at that time, that it was grief. I was grieving the loss of my good health. I was angry about that, and also I was struggling with trying to figure out who I was now that I was someone with MS. I wasn’t the person I used to be and I didn’t want to be who I was now. It took awhile, but I came to realize that happiness is a choice. Some people live their lives saying “why me?” others say “why not me?” God did not put me on this earth to be unhappy and if life were perfect, we would already be in heaven. Pray for peace. It’s a powerful prayer.

  • Diane
    5 years ago

    Rosemary – Boy do I understand how you feel. Just moved and don’t have support. Hoping to start a MS support group at my new location. People with MS are about the only ones that understand how we feel. I’ve had MS most of my life but I sure remember everyday what it was like to run or ride a bike. Walking too but that’s a story for another time. Diane

  • Pamela Jacques
    5 years ago

    I know how you feel Rosemary. I was only 30 and still has 2 young children. THANK GOODNESS FOR MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND! He was great and helpful, has time went byi got much better and I ended up taking care of him until he passed away 5 years ago. So just take one day at a time, pace yourself, don’t try and do it if you think your going to hurt yourself. Remember you have to take care of you first!

  • Rosemary author
    5 years ago

    Hi Pamela
    Thanks for your encouraging words. This site has been very helpful with a lot of informative information. It’s wonderful that you have a support system. Chat soon

  • CatMom
    5 years ago

    Rosemary, I understand how you feel. I was diagnosed in Feb. 2003. For the most part, I believe I’ve achieved acceptance of my MS, but I still have times when I get angry about not being able to do all the things I could before.

    My home support isn’t the greatest, but I belong to a wonderful Ms Support group. Maybe this would help you, too. I found my group through the MS Foundation, and I know the NMSS has groups also.

    Hang in there and I hope you find a solution that works for you.

  • Rosemary author
    5 years ago

    Thanks catMom for the encouraging words. I have gone to support groups in the past but they were too negative for me. I will revisit and look for groups that will be a good fit. Thank you

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