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by Mary Bagorio
(Livermore, Ca. USA)
Take Part in Your Health, A Big Part
MS is a part of me, something that I live with everyday, struggle with at times, sometimes longer than other times. It is something that I believe after time if you listen to your body you learn to have SOME control over. You learn to hear your body and know what it needs which is usually rest.
I have had it for 27 years and in the beginning I was terrified of what my life would be like, I am not afraid any more. Knowledge is power and so is experience and the more I know and the longer I have it, the stronger I feel to be able to handle and have more personal control of it, instead of it controlling me.
What MS means to me is just taking a little slower, little different, more flexible road through my life. My hopes and dreams never changed, just the route to get there. Don't be afraid. Be active and knowledgeable about your disease and try to forget it's there. If you give it too much attention it might just take center-field. The mind is a powerful thing. Count your strengths and your blessings. God be with you.
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