The Other Side of MS


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The Other Side Of MS

When you are caught up in the midst of the eye of the “MS storm”, it may seem hard to keep the belief that there is a place of calmness waiting on the other side. But there is.

You will rise out of the shit storm we all know as life with MS, a more pliable, stronger version of who you once were.

No, “Chicken Little”, the sky is not falling, it is merely changing.

I have lived with MS now for almost twenty years. I have cried. I have been scared. I have felt hopeless. All of these emotions among a myriad of others you will feel at some point in your journey of living with MS.

It is strange that now that the dust has settled and I no longer hover in fear of what tomorrow may bring, I can offer someone caught up in the clutches of MS, proof that there is life after the diagnosis.

Sure, I still live every day with my battle scars but they no longer define who I am.

It is so easy to get caught up in the fear of the unknown. The worst thing that this diagnosis brings is uncertainty and “what if’s”. You cannot stop living your life worrying that you might not be able to see your child’s next birthday or be able to see them graduate from high school and one day get married.

If you live in this state of fear, you are living your life in a state of limbo. Suspended in a life of self-made purgatory. I

have now come out of the other end of the tunnel and I offer my hand in encouragement.

Take it and meet me here.

It is a place filled with peace.

Cindy Lee Lothian

October 20, 2014

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About Cindy Lee

I'm a writer, mother and lover of life who has learned that my twenty year dance with the disease MS, has given me Multiple Strengths. I write about love, laughter, healing and hope.
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