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Postby peppy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:49 pm

Hi I was diagnosed in '08 with rrms and am still on my feet with the help of a cane!woohoo! But what happened recently gave me incentive to come here for understanding and support!
I was consulting with an old friend(for 25yrs) about the effect the symptoms of my disease was having on me over the past few months.. emotions(crying for no reason at the drop of a hat) my balance that Im still bitter about losing, the sexual thing that you all know about, I was hoping for a little help mentally to combat my emotions(moral support)
What I got instead was this.."Im tired of this #@#* you are lucky you have what you have, my unemployment ran out last month and there is no work!.. That was a couple weeks ago but Im still stunned! peppy
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Postby elyse_peace » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:35 pm

welcome, peppy, sorry about your experience.
it is not new that people are distracted by whatever difficulty is right in their face. those issues are more pressing to them, and they cannot even fathom your circumstances.
don't let that get you down. there are people here who understand your situation and will extend their warm hearts to you in support of your struggle.
read a bit. there is plenty of information to be learned here.
an ad says, "you don't get ms until you get ms." i think that is true.
think of it this way: you are in a very elite club. we welcome you.
peace to you,
elyse :)
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Postby ppicklee » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:19 pm

Elyse said it so succinctly. You are very very VERY welcome here. :-)
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Postby Stabilo » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:15 am

agreed. Elyse said it perfectly. I hope you feel welcome and understood here. The way this community welcomes all with open arms was extremely inspirational to me, and I hope it can do the same for you. Welcome
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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