My wife says I do nothing but obsess over MS. She says I need to get over it. (Not get over the disease, but get over HAVING the disease)
She says this not because I talk about it endlessly, or use it for excuses or anything like that, but because every now and again....I will email her or bring something up, that I read on a forum, or a letter from the local MS organization, or perhaps something announced on television.
Like most people with MS, I am curious about the disease, the symptoms, and always thinking or better still...wondering, if others feel like I do. MS is so surrealistic. Everyone knows what a cold feels like. But even those that have MS, may not find someone else with MS that has the same symptoms. So taking an active interest in the disease is not obsessive to me.
Anyone else been accused of being obsessed?
I found out a long time ago that NO ONE is as interested in MS as *I* am! :) Not my spouse, not my friends, co-workers, NO ONE. Except maybe folks who also have MS.... and so I share stuff on forums like this, but otherwise keep my mouth shut. I've had MS for 24 years. My husband has not read ONE book on MS. He has read the occasional article, but only if they show up in magazines he normally reads -- like Scientific American, or Nature, or Discover. I only mention my MS when it'll directly affect him, and I'm needing his assistance. Otherwise, it's between me, myself, and I...and occasionally you, if I respond to a post on your thread! :)
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....