Top 10 benefits of having MS
Ever since I was diagnosed with MS, I’ve struggled to deal with the impact that it and the treatment have had on my life. Today I wanted to take a look at things on the bright side. Here are top 10 things that make MS more bearable.
- I’ve lost 17 lbs. Nuff said.
- Since my feet are really numb, I can wear any kind of shoe that I want, even 6 inch heels for an entire day at a convention without feeling even a tiny bit of pain afterwards.
- I have a Dr’s note that says I can work from home whenever I feel dizzy – which is pretty much all the time in the summer since heat aggravates my symptoms.
- I have medication that I have inject weekly — and while that sucks,for the month before I got the injection pen Brent had to inject me in the butt which made a great story.
- After my spinal tap I was ordered by the Dr to drink coffee and tea for a week. This might not be a big deal to you, but I’m a converted Mormon so drinking that expresso felt dangerous to my salvation, but oh-so-delicious.
- Since heat aggravates my symptoms I can justify keeping the air condition blasting all the time in this huge house during a heatwave.
- I’m participating in a study, so one day I’ll be a part of one of those medical journal articles that say “in a study of X people along the course of 10 years…”
- Numb fingers mean that if I one day get diabetes I can check my blood sugar all day without worries.
- I got to see the inside of my brain and have 2 CD-roms full of pictures of my insides.
- I can blame any stupidity that falls out of my mouth and into the air on brain lesions and not my actual thoughts.