The Struggle is Real

5 mins I often wonder about this little sign. I first saw it a year or two ago, and I don’t doubt its truthfulness, I just like to have what backs this up besides my life :). Some people find it hard to believe that. They want “proof”. Cold hard facts!

One day in January, when we were having yet another snow event, I made up in my mind, that although I could not shovel, I would try to help my sister by at least throwing the salt down. I was so happy I was able to do the smallest part of the walkway, and then when I finished I remembered that I had to get back in to the apartment. By that point, I couldn’t walk up the stairs, so I crawled up the stairs – it happens sometimes. I got to the top step and still unable to stand and step in – I knelt into my home. I got in – victory! Only that I could not get up.

In addition to being terribly tired, I could not feel my legs, so I didn’t want to risk breaking something by just hurtling myself up, so I tried easing myself onto the couch, rolling myself onto the couch, hand pressing myself onto the couch…by the time one of the rollings (with help from my sister) worked, almost an hour had gone by. I remember while on the floor just marveling – all I wanted to do was help. That’s a cold hard fact!

 

To learn more about Multiple Sclerosis see the links at the top of this blog. To help find a cure visit:

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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