National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness week is coming up. Fittingly enough, it will be right about the time of my 6-month diagnosis anniversary.
As part of its get-out-the-word campaign, the National MS Society has come up with MS = _____
And we fill in the blank.
Because MS is insidious, life-altering, unpredictable, infuriating, thieving, and did I mention insidious? Also, it affects no two people in the same way.
So here’s what it means to me:
MS = Getting “lower” high heels.
MS = Waking up already tired some days.
MS = Dancing through the pain.
MS = A medical explanation for my klutziness!
MS = Another reason to stay tough.
Robin over at Move with MS has a pitch-perfect list of what MS means to her, including this one:
MS = Living my life my way regardless of MS. I’ll get there, I promise!
Here are some others I’ve found on Twitter (#msequals):
MS = dancing in the minefields. Very, very true. And the location of those minefields changes every. single. day.
MS = I get a good parking spot! Amen to that!