It’s been a difficult ten days, coming to terms with these sporadic black episodes encroaching on my life.
Not only that, there are also other complicated things going on (same for all of us?).
Luckily, a few days ago, the clouds disappeared and Technicolor seeped back into my life once more. What could possibly go wrong?
This evening I had a tweet, directed at me. It mentioned me by my Twitter handle and read, ‘Know who your friends are….were #hurt #hatefully #movingon’. I won’t name the person (I’m not that low), but they have almost a thousand followers. So my ‘name’ and ‘crime’ has now been transmitted to them too. Nice.
Believe me, there are two sides to every story and most certainly in this one. I only write about this as it was the last thing I needed today. What does, ‘Know who your friends are’ mean? Vaguely threatening/chastising.
There’s ways and means of raising grievances. A couple of weeks ago I vented about a friend who let me down, but I ranted without mentioning the person’s name. Instead, we exchanged private messages. The problem still isn’t resolved and probably never will be, but at least we were fairly dignified.
‘An Inspector Calls’ was a book I read in school and have never forgotten. If you haven’t read it, it essentially sums up that just a ‘tiny’ thing amongst many others can drive someone to the brink. The straw that breaks the camel’s back. I’m not saying that’s the same here, but the kernel remains the same.
I didn’t need to have this tonight. Maybe that’s what they wanted. If so, and I know they follow my blog, hey, well done.
On a lighter note, as, after all, my blog is about showing the more humorous side to MS, here are today’s stats:
- Tripped over in work – 6 times
- Number of times told off by boss – over 20
- Body-swerves around bannister – 3
- Slips in shower – 2
- Slices of toast and Nutella The Teenager has eaten – 4
- Substitutions in Ocado order – none! Yay!
I am off to volunteer at a Newly-Diagnosed Day tomorrow. I was that person two years ago, so hopefully I can impart some wisdom….