I REALLY relate to this thread.
I tire of reading stories about people who ski, jog, swim and "didn't let MS stop them". It makes it sound like those of us who can't walk just let it happen and didn't try hard enough
Well said, very well said.
I read those stories and think 'MS is still letting you do those things' rather than 'I'm so positive so I can still do these things'. What about all the positive people who are NOT functioning well.
A lot of people just want to see what they are comfortable with and they ignore the people with more aggressive MS. I hit EDSS 9 when I was diagnosed and it changes your whole life-view....it's hard to forget how bleak EDSS 9 was, I don't think I ever will. That said, I am EDSS 3 or so now, so I rejoice in every day at this level, but I agree with Stillfighting, MS is pure evil and it robs good people of their potential.