MS Connection Blog


Who am I?

Blog Summary

When battling a chronic illness occupies the better part of a lifetime, it is tempting, though a trap, to use health issues as the focal point to focus the camera on your own life.  What do you do?  Oh, I have multiple sclerosis. But what do you do?  I have MS.  That’s a fulltime job, pal.  For the many who feel doctored to death, it sure does feel that way.  The idea that we are trading in a broader identity can be lost.  Pity.  We can lose sight of who we really are.

I am the husband of a beautiful, successful woman.  Our identities have merged, and we take from each other.  Our bodies, too, have come together, and we have given to the other.   Who are you?  A guy with MS.  Perhaps I am missing something here.