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henrietta
1 month ago

@desn Oh yes, I hear you! I tend to tell everyone everything and since dx in July have had a range of responses from ‘oh my god you’re going to be in a wheelchair’ (sister) to ‘don’t take the drugs, alternative therapy will fix you’ (other sister) to ‘just take the drugs and shut up / that’ll cure it’ (husband). I’m like it’s a chronic illness, it’s not going to just magically disappear, I’m probably not going to end up in a wheelchair (but if I do I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it) and I’m taking the drugs! I haven’t had the ‘but you look fine’ response yet, but am sure it’s only a matter of time! I go open water swimming and yesterday I overdid it a bit (swam 2k) so was a bit slow getting out as I wasn’t sure about how my legs would be, and I got to say, fo the first time, ‘I’ve got MS, I can’t hurry’ as the guy waiting behind me was getting all impatient. It shut him up 😉