I've mentioned my struggles with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) here before.
I'm not sure why I don't write about it more often, but I think the primary reason is that every time I try to iron it out in my mind, it gets more messy and wrinkled.
I stammer and stutter trying to settle my MS mess.
It has been over a decade since I was diagnosed with the disease.
So, why write about it now?
I would rather ignore it, forget about it and compartmentalize it away, but it is too real to ignore.
It has affected almost every part of my life in one way or another.
I'd say that the most obvious change has been that I am rarely without wheels.
Using a mobility device is a new normal.
Before I knew what MS was
I did cartwheels
Ran racing with my daughter full speed down the country road
Tap Danced (my version) from kitchen to patio
Rushed through life and never gave physical limitations a second thought;
Now that I know what MS is
Cartwheels stay off the ground
But always in my mind!
The Active Walker is my primary mobility device: