MS Awareness Month 2021, Day 10
D= Don’ take your frustrations out on others.
Sometimes we are not aware of the effects of our actions or words. It’s human nature to react without thinking. Living with a chronic illness tends to isolate us from good manners when we are in pain.
It’s no one’s fault we feel discomfort from multiple sclerosis. It is also no one’s fault we have this disease. Multiple sclerosis cannot be “caught” nor is it something we choose to have. It’s a waste of time to place blame for your condition and complaining won’t make it go away.
I’m not telling you to sit back and not take action against the MonSter. Complaining about it, though, solves nothing while making a bad situation worse.
Go ahead. Accuse me of being a “Happy-happy joy-joy” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVM1nUmDHHc) kind of person. I don't mind.
If you didn’t do it pre-COVID, don’t do it now. If you find yourself doing it now, STOP.
W can’t stop our disease, but we can work toward a comfortable relationship with this MonStrous companion.
Lisa, The Lady With the Cane