Disclaimer: This page may contain affiliate links. We may earn a small commission for purchases made through links in this post, at no extra cost to you.

Is MS Contagious? A Funny Story

What do you think - Is MS Contagious? Have you heard something or read something that says it is? Do you just wonder that if so many people seem to be getting it nowadays, it must be contagious. Well, to ease your mind and put it simply, it's not.

"My name is Cir, that's just like sir but with a "C". He talked a little about me and our family, then added; "You may be wondering why I have a cane. Well, I have MS, but let me assure you, I'm not contagious."

From where I was sitting, it was very easy to see everyone in the circle. I laughed at Cir's joke and watched as everyone else did, too. Everyone except our visitor.

Ever so slightly, she leaned away from Cir and inched her bottom over as far to the right as she could get in her chair without falling out of it.

A little or maybe a lot, uncomfortable

The look on her face was worth a thousand words. She was very uncomfortable sitting their next to Cir. It probably took all she had to keep from getting up to leave right then.

Needless to say, she was extremely relieved when the group session ended and she could move to the other side of the room. And if I remember correctly, they left very quickly after class was over.

Cir didn't notice what she had done. And I waited until we got in the car and were driving home before I told him about it.

A good laugh

We had a good laugh then and occasionally think about it again for another good laugh.

If I'd thought it would do any good, I would have tried to explain to our guests what MS was. But that would have probably made it worse.

She didn't, (as I'm sure many others don't either), understand what multiple sclerosis is. If it were contagious, there would be many more people with it. Including spouses and family members living with someone who has MS.

Hopefully you won't have as difficult a time answering the question - "Is MS contagious? - for others. Or maybe it's just more fun to let them think otherwise...{wink}. 

Go from Is MS Contagious? to What is MS? 

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Dear Friends,

"Life in Spite of MS is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. We're also part of the Ebay Partner Network, another affiliate program."

We'd also like you to know it doesn't cost one cent more  when you click through the links here on our blog. Not one single penny. And we will make a little extra cash when you do click through. We'll be ever so appreciative. You also have our word that we'll only link to things that we would use ourselves, (or wish we could have or use).


Cir & Akrista

You are reading original content written by Akrista or Cir L'Bert of Life in Spite of MS. If you enjoyed reading this blog, please consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. See you there!

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Enjoy this page? Why not pay it forward? Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Privacy Policy ~ Advertising Policy ~ DisclaimerContact Us ~ About Us