It's nearly 13 years since I was first diagnosed with the MonSter.
Here is my letter to it. Fancy writing one yourself?
I refer to your dramatic visit 13 Sept 1998 when you dropped in on my life without any invitation and brought me termporary paralysis and permanent deafness. I feel you may have had me under surveillance prior to that, and perhaps have visited for short periods in the years before. I wish to make it entirely clear to you that you were and are completely unwelcome. I will fight you with every breath I have and everything you throw at me I will attempt to find a way around it and thwart your evil agenda.
For the first few years I was in denial about my limitations, now that you have moved in permanently, and I fought against you - not realising I was fighting myself. Now thesedays I have 'the measure of you' and I have treated myself better, am kinder in my judgements of myself, more relaxed and calm. Please do not mistake acceptance of you existance as defeat.
You have taken my beloved career from me, hearing from my right ear, many friends, many abilities and a lot of my sharpness, and other things that I don't wish to publish here; but in other ways I am still a vital and strong person. I have seen what your powers are and having hit EDSS 9 on your dramatic visit in 1998 I understand that no amount of positivity will change your agenda - it is just down to what you choose to do to me.
However, I advise you to give up (let me say more plainly, MS you can F*ck off) and move on as I have no intention of giving up any time soon.
H aka WW.
Hah, feel slightly better now!