The Choice is Yours


This quote has been a much-needed constant reminder these days. I know there are good things coming, I only need to be brave enough to wait out the storm. The storm is a pretty good way to describe how I have been feeling every morning lately.  Believe me, I have wanted to say “nope, not today” so many times recently but I pick myself up, dust myself off and forge ahead. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a friend. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am an aunt.


I will strive to have those things define me first, before the “I am a person living with Multiple Sclerosis”. But that definition takes on a different shape in certain points in life. I understand that it will, we allow things to define certain points in our life whether that is our intention or not. It’s finding the good in what may seem like a dead end.


Last time I wrote I was feeling optimistic about a treatment change to an infusion every six months, Ocrevus. While I choose to remain optimistic, it has not been a seamless transition as I had hoped. Why did I hope for that? Because I am a positive person who made a conscious effort to put my energy into the things that can go right, rather than what might not.   So, I patiently (kind of) wait…


It’s interesting to think about the last treatment I was on, I was doing as well as I could expect.  Or so I thought anyway, but my brain had a different plan.  The possibilities with this new infusion treatment and the possible long-term advantages far outweigh the fear of shaking things up a little.  What have I got to lose, right?


So, today, I choose to be a happy, forward thinking and positively doing my best to put one foot in front of the other. Some days that’s all I can do, and that’s enough for me!


One thought on “The Choice is Yours

  1. I absolutely LOVE the quote you have shared! Living with MS is definitely a challenge and all the treatments available are overwhelming, but the life with MS can be handled. I believe in staying as positive as possible because positive thoughts bring on positive events. I have been living with MS for 18 years and it has been like a roller coaster that I can not escape. I have found the blogging community to be a great support system and it has been wonderful to connect with so many amazing people all over the world. I am looking forward to reading more of you fantastic posts! I hope if you have the time you will check out my site as I always aim to encourage and inspire others through the words I share! I hope you have a lovely weekend!!

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