Sorry it's been so long since I posted last. Overall, since my flare~up in the beginning of February, I have been..better. The steroids definitely helped! I have some MS symptoms on & off, but to me that is "MS normal".
I have been making lots of friends on the MS Facebook page. That has been such a Godsend! It is my own little support group 24/7. I can ask questions, I can give support or receive it, and most of all I can laugh with people who truly understand what I am going thru. I'd like to say completely without judgement, but there are always those kind of people no matter where you go. Overall, the friends I have made are some of the most AMAZING group of people I have ever met! I truly have found some lifelong friends and it makes such a difference. In general, I'm a pretty positive person. I certainly am not going to let a little thing like MS change who I am in my heart, but this site has even made ME cheerier!
Most of you who know me, know that I am blunt, honest, positive person and a HUGE flirt! I will be a wonderful friend if you'll have me. I will pick you up when you are down. I will tell you exactly how it is and tell you how to make it better, whether you like it or not. I love with my whole heart and if you hurt someone I love...you better watch out! I have compassion for most people & situations and will find the brightside of anything. I love to play devil's advocate to help myself and others see the both sides. And I have a good sense of humor. I will declare how funny I am at least once a day. I will face any challenge head on and will not give up. This is who I am, take it or leave it.
I have made many friends in my lifetime and because of the "mom" to everyone I am, I attract many friends who take more than they give. But I love them anyway because it is who they are and I know they love me too. But recently I met my new friend, Kelly. She is NOT this kind of person. We are the same. We have the same sense of humor, the same outlook on life, the same heart and we are the same kind of friend. She is beautiful, funny, caring, more positive than you can imagine. With every challenge that tries to knock her down, she pops up faster than a Weeble! She and I have become "fast friends"! I never knew what that expression meant until I met her and we connected. With every passing day, every conversation, every supportive word we became closer. I joke that I fell in love with her, but it isn't a joke. I do love her with my whole heart. She is the kind of friend to me that I have always been to others. It is the perfect give & take friendship. Her having MS like I do, although different types, helps us connect that much further. I am so blessed to have met her.
She came to visit over the weekend and it is like we have always been friends. We talked for hours and still need more time. She is like visiting Vegas or Walt Disney World, you have to keep coming back to experience everything. There is just too much to cover. I was feeling pretty poorly this weekend, but I didn't care because my friend, Kelly, was here and I wasn't gonna allow MS to steal my joy! Thank you Kelly for being my friend. For blessing my life! For being you!
MS brought Kelly to me because without it, we never would have met. If this is one of the prices to pay for a friend like this, I guess having MS isn't so bad. I said before that I believe everything happens for a reason. That I needed to be patient to find my reason. I believe that MS lead me to this site to be a friend and support to others struggling with MS. I happy to be that support for others. I am a born "mom"! Who knew that my reward for being a friend and a "mom" would be this beautiful woman to become my friend. Thank you, God! I am happy and even though I have MS, and even in this very moment, I feel terrible...no one can tell from the smile on my face! We are two MS peas in a pod...Look out World!