Life is a journey, not a destination. It is filled with right turns, left turns and the occasional wrong turns. The ruts, bumps, hills, valleys, mountains, cliffs, and chasms all create learning opportunities that (hopefully) enrich our lives in some way. How we handle those obstacles shapes our future.
I hit a cliff on Jan. 29, 2014. MS!
I cried, cussed, screamed, and cried some more. That cycle continues daily. I am extremely lucky to be married to the most incredible woman on the planet. The love and support that radiates from her helps me in ways that I cannot express. My daughters, my parents, my mother-in-law, my brother, hell, my entire family have been there for anything that I have needed.
I am extremely frustrated with my health care team. My neurologist would not complete my FMLA paperwork stating that my primary should do it; my primary would not fill it out because "she was not treating my MS." I found a quote on Pinterest to day that sums up my feelings about my doctors, "My invisible disease is more real that your imaginary medical expertise."
MS will not stop me. I WILL SURVIVE. My journey will be different than what I had planned. But that is ok. Hakuna Matata!