eric593 wrote:That's why Montel's attitude irritates me. It is very easy to attribute good health to something you're doing or your attitude. Until your health changes, and you haven't changed anything to make it so, and there's nothing you can do to alter its new course and downward spiral. That's when you stop saying you did something or your attitude impacted you, when your health changes without any corresponding change in attitude or behaviour.
Exactly, Eric. I have had MS for last 17 years. I have been a sport and fitness freak since my school days. When MS struck me, I stopped all this mainly due to depression, thinking about my future etc. It took me almost 8-9 years to pick myself up and be bit positive. For last 5-6 years I have been regularly exercising (almost 7 days a week, 45 minutes a day, a bit extra over weekends).
I don't have major disability. My major issues are with headache, bodyache, stiffness, fatigue, brain fog. I know for sure that my exercise routine has helped me but whether that is the reason for me not being disabled?. I am not sure. I think I have been plain lucky (of course, relatively speaking) that the disease has not been aggressive.
Its easy for people who are doing relatively okay to give long speeches but the whole world changes when aggressive form of MS hits you.
Of course, these are my own thoughts ... I am not saying dont have positive attitude or don't exercise. All I am saying is that people who are in wheelchair today is not because they did not do these things. I don't think exercise, attitude stand a chance when they are left to face with aggressive form of MS.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it
- Max Planck