MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis

MS MobilityStrength Multiple Sclerosis
As a person with MS, I bring a personal commitment to the work I do.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Accepting Limitations

Have you accepted your MS limitations?

MS My Ball and Chain!
   I have recently became a first time Grandma. I spent the month of  December, in GA, (I am from OH), with my daughter and her husband for the birth of their first child. This was a very trying time for me because I needed to step out of MY comfort zone. My main purpose of being with my daughter and her husband was for mental, emotional and physical support.
   My body has been adjusted to going to bed between ten or eleven o'clock p.m. I am usually up at 8:30 A.M. This is what MY MS body requires. Our baby girl to be had other ideas.
   Baby girl teased us with strong intermittent contractions that would stop. We even took a midnight trip to the hospital, bags in tow, only to be told she was having false labor. Tell that to a pregnant  woman who just wants to deliver her baby NOW!
   At 3 A.M. we headed back home, my MS ball and chain just a little bit harder to pull along and went to sleep until at least 10 a.m. that morning.
   Lack of sleep attributes to my MS Fatigue which therefore causes limitations to my daily activities. I accepted this limitation and moved on as best I could.
   On December 10, 2010 we headed to the hospital for the arrival of our new baby girl. Excitement and adrenaline flowing, I left my MS ball and chain home. Our baby girl arrived at 2 A.M. My mind, body and soul were so wrapped up in watching the birth of our baby girl that I forgot for a short time about my MS. 
   
Accept your MS limitations for what they are.
Be confident in who you are.
Press through your MS challenges.
Possess a persistent unstoppable spirit.

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