I wanted to start a thread that talked about gratitude. We all come on here with research information and help on dealing with MS. This is so invaluable we can't quantify it. However, I would like to know how the hell everyone is doing ASIDE from the MS. One of our biggest challenges is to not get consumed and totally preoccupied and basically defined by this crap to the point where we aren't taking full advantage of what we can do. Yes I know that is easier said than done, especially if you are going through a flare up or have had some recent new disability. However, I still think it is important to at least try and not lose ourselves and try and focus on something that we like about our lives.
I'll go first. I am so grateful that even when I am down and out, my familly will not let me stay there. Whether it's caring and compassion or a boot up my ass because I'm feeling sorry for myself. I could not have better family and friends in terms of dealing with this disease and I am so grateful for it I can't even explain.
This is hard for me because I'm a Midwestern USA male which tells me I shouldn't care about anything except sex, beer and NASCAR. Doing this does make me feel a bit like Oprah, but I hope you all contribute to this thread because it really helps me to sometimes really focus on what is right with my world.