About 2.5 million people around the world are affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). As if this number isn’t enough, the fact that not many people are aware of this auto-immune disease is a tragedy.
So what do you do if the doctor said you have MS?
Keep Your Head Straight
Firstly, don’t panic. It is understandable to feel the need to go all over the place once word gets to you. But do your best to remain collected.
If you need to express negative sentiments about your diagnosis, go ahead. But panicking won’t do you any good – and it certainly won’t reverse the diagnosis.
So take a moment to process your current situation and accept the fact that your life’s no longer going to be easy soon. Acknowledge your weaknesses – and what you fear the most.
And from that point on, start thinking ahead. Have a healthy mindset and rearrange your priorities for your own benefit.
Then figure out what will happen to you in the future. Don’t approach your situation blindly by leaving things be.
“Whatever is bound to happen will happen” is quite defeatist. And it’s not recommended to go with that approach if you have MS. Rather, act proactively.
Will your physical condition deteriorate? Will your memory become sketchy? Will you start speaking gibberish?
Knowing these few possibilities about your fate as an MS patient is scary. But it’s even going to be twice that scary when you wake up one morning with an unpleasant surprise: you’re unable to walk.
Plus, you need to know the real deal because it’s the only “practical” way you can proceed.
Now that you’re informed, you can already move on with your life. What you can do at this point is to up your game when it comes to preparation.
Set up a safe and sound home environment. And always make sure you can beat the stress that comes with your illness.
Additionally, get one of those Shiatsu Chairs. After all, a Shiatsu massage is beneficial for many MS patients.
Other than that, be ready with the essential medications, equipment for physical therapy, walking aid, and anything else that you need.
Without a doubt, suffering from MS is unfortunate. But you can’t change the cards you’ve been dealt with. What you can do, however, is to make the most out of what you have right now.
Live as happily as you can. And if you do your best to manage the disease, your situation gets a little less challenging.