Scot from Massachusetts, USA, is my guest blogger today- find out more about him here. He writes:
Let me introduce myself and give you a short background: my name is Scot and I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 1997. I remember the day I was told like it was yesterday. I was devastated; at the time it was a death sentence in my eyes .
Of course, I eventually came to know that MS meant that my life was going to change and there would be many ups and downs, but my life was far from over. As anyone with MS knows, life with this disease can be a real challenge and each new day can present you with a variety of new circumstances in situations . I was recently told by my doctors that my relapsing remitting MS had become secondary progressive MS , which means more changes and more adjustments to daily routines .
And with the changes and new challenges comes my biggest enemy – STRESS – but I have found a way to combat this. It’s simple really – I talk and I read. I keep in touch with fellow MSers who have gone through the same things that I’m going through and I read blogs. I always feel so much better after reading a blog written by another MSer, or getting to tweet some of my MS friends who are always there and are always supportive.
MS has taken so much from me and my family (oh yeah , I’m also a dad of two teenage sons) but MS has also given me one of the greatest gifts anybody could ever get – TRUE FRIENDS !!!
Well, I’m going to stop rambling now, I hope I didn’t make this too long , and I have to say I really enjoy doing this and I hope to be able to do it again someday in the future !!! Thanks again for allowing me to be a small part of your day…