Well, I am right there with you (Seelie, Cathy, DawnsBrain).
I try denial as long as I can (until MS symptoms definitely do the override function). One of the things that helped me the most with this topic was Richard Cohens book Blindsided: A Reluctant Memoir
The following quote spoke to me big time:
But denial has two sides, and I have been favored by its more attractive side......For me, denial has been the linchpin of the determination to cope and to hope. Denial allows any individual with a problem to invent his or her personal reality and to move forward with life in the belief that he or she is in control and can do what needs to be done to keep going. Denial encourages anyone to test perceived limits and, as a consequence, to postpone concessions..
Given another major problem with MS is this freakin' unpredictability, I particularly like the idea that I can hope, cope, invent my own reality and move forward.
Of course it's really attractive to postpone any concessions to MS too.
Have a nice week end