Sometimes I fail to do the right things for multiple sclerosis.
Now is the time to enter the booth and admit my wrongs.
Forgive me doctor for I have stumbled (Sorry, no pun intended).
I have been in conversation with a familiar person while being unable to recall their name.
There are times when I don't stretch as I should.
Sometimes I wear the same clothes two days in a row. (Figuring I haven't done anything to get them dirty.)
I get angry at MS. I yell, scream, cuss at it. I use language that would make an inmate blush.
Sometimes I don't eat as I should. Too much junk. Candy, cookies, chocolate. It makes me feel "blah" yet it continues to be crammed into my mouth.
I wall-walk when I should use my canes.
At times I feel disconnected to family, friends and those around me. And I don't know why.
Some days I am too tired to shower. Thinking..."(sniff-sniff) It can wait another day."
I try to do too much--wanting to carry my share. Which usually ends up in a fall or spilling/dropping something to make even more work.
Sometimes I get tired of the seemingly constant uphill struggle with MS.
There are times I just sit quietly with not much to say. Not as lively as I use to be... and once again, I don't know why. (But I have a two-letter guess!)
Having MS is about remaining positive but there are days I am not. Negative thoughts swirl around my melon. (I am about to swear at MS again!)
Sometimes I go into a store and forget why I am there.
Forgive me doctor as I try not to allow multiple sclerosis to consume my every moment. But it is darn difficult at times to rise above.
What do YOU have to confess?
Take a seat next to me in the booth and spill your guts.
It will make us both feel better!
By Doug Ankerman
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