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
I know what you mean - but on the other hand it's not really the fault of those individuals who ski, jog etc. - they are only trying to make the most of things, even though they are lucky enough to have comparatively mild MS. The fact that the public and media seem to have the misconception that MS is always life threatening, or at the very least totally disabling, doesn't help because they naturally put everyone with MS in the same boat.
Fortunately, most people with MS end up getting only a mild form of the disease and yet, just occasionally, these are the very ones who wear MS like a badge to gain sympathy and attention - now that does annoy me.