Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Well You Look Good"

May 25th is World MS Day!




In honor of World MS Day I thought  I would write a post to raise awareness about what MS is or maybe more accurately what MS is not.  After telling people I have MS I often hear "well you look great" or "oh you don't look sick" and "I couldn't even tell."  People with MS don't look "bad" or "sick" and you can't "tell" that they have MS.  People with MS are regular people who are all different with varying hobbies, interests and abilities just like everyone else! 

This is me.  The "sick" girl.  The one with MS.  I'm about to show you that all the myths are just that. . .

 I have MS and I can ride a bike. . .

 I have MS and I can organize and host an outstanding fundraiser. . .

 I have MS and I can keep up with my very active niece in the pool. . .

 I have MS and I can canoe across a lake and back. . .

 I have MS and I can climb a climbing wall. . .

 I have MS and I can go snow tubing for hours. . .

 I have MS and I can {hardly} keep up with my drunk brother on the dance floor. . .
 I have MS and I can ride a horse. . .

 I have MS and I can scrapbook and craft for hours. . .

 I have MS and I can bowl. . .

 I have MS and I can kayak. . .

I have MS and I can make jewelry. . .

So I hope you can see that yes I have MS but I have a lot of other things that make me ME!  There make come a day that I can't do everything that I am able to do now but until that day I'll keep on doing it all!  

So next time you meet someone who has MS please don't tell them "but you look so good" just ask them how they are doing like you would anyone else! ;)

I'll close with a favorite sang in the MS community - 

I have MS but MS does not have me!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Very inspiring! Hope you are doing well. Just had a friend of the family's who is 65 find out she has MS...I can't wait to share this with her!

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