It is a rainy, sometimes stormy, day today. I was watching the rain and thinking back to when I started writing this blog. It has helped me in many ways, getting thoughts out of my head that ramble around and hopefully helping those without MS to understand it a little better.
When I first started this blog, I debated on what to call it. I went on a lot of sites and looked at other blogs to see why each was named what it was. There was a lot of information and it was a hard decision to make.
I call this PasstheMSplease for several reasons. Although living with MS day after day is hard to deal with, there are other things I would not want to trade it for.
Having to deal with the death of a loved one is much harder than MS. Although the pain does diminish with time, it is always there and the hole that is left by that pain never ceases. MS is painful, but not as painful as that.
The breakup of a marriage or friendship is hard. Having gone through both, I am not sure that MS is that hard. Even if a marriage or friendship is bad, the pain runs deep and is hard to recover from. There is always that feeling of failure to live with also. At least with MS, we know it is not our fault we have it, and no matter what we have done in our lives, we could not have prevented having it.
Diseases, such as cancer, ALS, kidney failure, heart disease, and many more, are terrible to live with. MS fits in with that group. To sit here and say I would trade MS for any of them would be ridiculous. Each person that has a debilitating disease feels that they are struggling and dealing with their problems the best way they can. Each feels that anything added to their daily struggles would break them. To think “trading off” with another set of problems would be any better is stupid.
When I named this blog I was thinking of being at a family get-together with a table full of food. There were so many dishes to choose from and a lot of people passing these around to each other. Every now and then you want something that is on the other end of the table, so you ask someone to pass it down to you. So, as in “pass the salt, please”, pass the MS please (passtheMSplease) was born.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I do writing it and will send me your feedback or any ideas you may have for me to include in a future writing. You are all very special to me and I truly appreciate the love and support I have received since starting this. God Bless!!!