MS is such a unpredictable disease and we as people who suffer with it have alot to contend with. One person's symptoms might be so mild that they can live a "normal" life. MS isn't affecting their life in a way that makes them dependant. They are still independant for the most part.
But then there are those with MS whose form is much more limiting. They are more dependant on others for help. There are many of us out there like this including myself. Personally, at this moment in time, I've been able to accept this condition of mine and I am at peace within myself. This could change, however, especially if my symptoms get so bad that I lose more of my "independance".
I've come to the realization that I most probably will never be cured. That if anything my symptoms will get worse over time. I must accept it this way or else I will go crazy over it. I believe most of the battle is won if we can remain calm with no anxiety. It's easy for me to say this because at this present time I am calm with no anxiety. but that wasn't always the case. I've had my ups and downs, even had to go on anti-depressants. But gave those up because they were making me more anxious than I already was.
I've lost faith in medicine. But for me that's a good thing, because my faith in God is stronger than ever. He's the one that is going to pull me through this, not medicine and my neurologist. No matter how bad I get (I might get better but I'm not counting on it), God is with me, leading the way. I know this might sound crazy, but I look upon my MS as a blessing because now I am fully dependant on God for my help. I've been stripped of my independance. Now my dependance is on Him.
Cocoa, I'm not preaching at you only. I'm just expressing my ways that I have learned to cope with MS. It's not easy. I've given up and gave it to God.