I’ve got a pretty special guest blogger today – my son, The Teenager, asked to get involved and this is what he wanted to write, no editing:
When I first found out my mum had MS, I didn’t know what it was so I thought it could’ve been anything so I was very worried.
It was the day that I was coming back from London after seeing my dad and instead of my mum picking me up my mums friends did and I didn’t have a clue where my mum was. I was told she was ill but I didn’t realise that she was in hospital.
I was dropped off at my Nana’s and she explained what was happening. I went home after my mum came back and because of the MS she couldn’t speak properly and we had a good laugh about it, taking the mick. It was still worrying me though because I didn’t really know what was totally going on.
But as time went on things got better I realised that there were worse things in life than MS and that my mum didn’t have as bad a MS as lots of people do. Me and my mum have met lots of lovely people through my mum having MS which is a good thing. In October 2011 when I was 12, we went to a MS march in the city centre which was a lot of fun and there were lots of nice people there.
I have learnt a lot of stuff through my mum having MS. Of course I still worry a tiny bit but nowhere near as much as I did. My mum’s best friend, the builder, has helped a lot and it is nice to have him as company. After a year of my mum having MS a lot of good things have happened. My mum has been very lucky to have Campath (Alemtuzumab) treatment in the local hospital. It did sound scary at first but it helps my mum a lot.
I am hoping that in the next few years me and my mum will meet a lot more people with MS and go to lots of different MS based things. In the town centre the shopping centre has been sponsoring the MS society and they are selling ‘MS wrist bands’. A lot of my friends are now wearing these and it is nice to see support shown for this and hopefully more people will start to wear them.
Overall even though my mum has MS she is still the coolest Mum ever and nothing will ever change that.