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   Posted 4/23/2012 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes the challenges we face coping with chronic illness be downright overwhelming. We all experience those moments of weakness where we give way to the groundswell of emotions arising from our illness. It can be so difficult some days to truly stay focused on healing well. One of my Twitter friends posted recently that "the enemy is not pain. The enemy is despair." That is so true. But there is hope. To my friends who feel like giving up.....

Peter Waite

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   Posted 4/30/2012 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm New to this, So Please bear with Me:
My 1st Consultants appointment tomorrow since starting Rebif. 11 months in & I don't know if I'm doing good or not!!
I understand that we are all different, we were before being diagnosed. So why does this feel so Lonely?
 One day I feel Lucky, another,down & can't cope with this bl...y illness. I think it's the not knowing what's going to happen. "Not being in Controll"
When I'm asked how I've been....should I be a positive person with a sunny out look, & count My blessing's....or a moaning Victor Meldrew & list all my problems (too many to list) lol
Any Advise would be welcome.........although reading this back My advise would be                              "pull youre self together" ....but today I can't!!
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   Posted 5/1/2012 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there. You sound just like me my first year. Trust me, it gets better. The first year or so, you live in fear and flip flop all over the place emotionally. Then you will eventually stop obsessing about it. You may want to find a support group for newly diagnosed (it can be with any chronic illness). There is also a great book out there "MS and Your Feelings". It's by Allison Shadday. She is a therapist that happened to get MS. She now counsels the chronically ill.

Talk to your doctor too. Although not all are supportive of the spiritual and emotional side of being chronically ill. Take good care of you. Be kind to yourself.
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