March is MS (Multiple Sclerosis) awareness month. The last few year's I've written a series of posts to do my part to help raise awareness. This year I'm having problems getting my head around what to write. (so of course I began with a cute kitten and fabric photo....)
First I don't like to talk or write about MS. I mean what is there to like? Just look at that list of symptoms!
One word they left out is "unpredictable"...rarely do two people with MS have the same symptoms. Heck week to week I rarely have the same symptoms!
For most at some point it will become progressive though they can't put a timeline to it...and for some it is more progressive than others. Oh ya, I can plan with that sort of info. My last MRI was a good news bad news...the brain is stable (at least MS wise) but it has gone into the spine. "What does that mean?" Not sure yet....to be honest it feels like I am walking around with and IED strapped to my back.
I am looking at my stash more critically...making sure I have a safe space to work in is more of a concern these days. Last week I gave away four bags of stuff I will never miss...felt good.
Don't feel bad for me though...I'm also thinking of getting a more ergonomic table for my sewing machine and a new set of racks to store my quilt collection (so I don't have to climb on chairs to get the boxes out of the top shelves of closets or remove a dozen from the bed to get to the one I need!)
Of course all of these are good ideas even if I didn't have MS....maybe it is just making me do the right thing? Wouldn't it be nice if instead of a head with the symptoms they made a graphic showing a head with the things you could do to fight MS....just and thought...and like standing, walking the dog, or seeing the difference between red and greens a thought is something you are grateful for when you have MS....