I have been reading a lot lately. Several of the books I have read recently have been about people suffering terrible hardships and their journeys through this time. Some have even died and been “sent back”. A couple of them have been about their experiences of going to Heaven and coming back to this world. All are basically about one theme – learning life lessons in their suffering and pain.
Most of us with MS know that we have to learn to deal with all the issues we have and go on with our lives. The worse our pain is the more severe my fatigue is. I know that seems like a “duh” statement, but with all the things our bodies go through on a daily basis, the obvious is not always the right answer.
Another lesson that is common in these stories is how to let other people help with these struggles. This may seem simple to some, but as I become less able to do things, I fight harder against letting anyone help me. Sometimes it seems like the more someone has to do things for me, the more I resent it. I don’t mean that I resent the people helping me just the fact that they have to do it. There are so many times I want to just look around a store and go where I want to. Without my husband holding onto me, I would not be able to walk in a store at all. I know he doesn’t mind this……….but I do.
There are so many lessons we all need to learn each day. These are just a couple of the things covered in these books. Life is a challenge at best. When someone has an illness/disease to deal with each day, it is even more so. I guess that is why we seem to describe ourselves as warriors….we fight the dragon every day…..giving up IS NOT an option!!!!!!