I Hope You Know This Isn’t Me… It’s MS

Medically reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE on July 7, 2015Written by Doug Ankerman on July 7, 2015

Hope is an important aspect of life. You hear about hope in our daily conversations:

“I hope you do well on your exam.”

“I hope they win the game.”

“I hope you have a great day.”

Adding a difficult situation into the mix, like a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), can make hope an even stronger emotion and symbol. In the big picture, we hope for a cure for MS. But we also need hope for the countless, smaller situations in life that can be influenced by MS.

Here are a few of mine…

1. I hope my kids don’t get MS.

2. I hope I can lift my foot over the lip of the shower.

3. I hope to make it to the bathroom next time.

4. I hope there is a place to park in the disabled space.

5. I hope you realize how much I appreciate your patience.

6. I hope I can read the fine print without needing to get my glasses.

7. I hope people understand how thankful I am for their help.

8. I hope the MRI doesn’t show any new activity.

9. I hope I don’t get overheated.

10. I hope you know, this isn’t me — it’s MS.

11. I hope I can stay awake at the movie.

12. I hope they don’t notice the sauce I spilled on my pants.

13. I hope I feel better tomorrow.

14. I hope this scooter has enough power to make it through the store.

15. I hope you don’t mind, but — after a shower and getting dressed — I need a break.

16. I hope my leg doesn’t spasm as I drink this hot cup of tea.

17. I hope no one notices my limp.

18. I hope I can make it to the chair.

19. I hope my fingers let me button this shirt.

20. I hope today is as bright as my spirit.

21. I hope this line goes quickly.

22. I hope I get the refill before my meds run out.

23. I hope you understand.

24. I hope people judge me for what’s inside — not what’s outside.

And finally,

25. I hope MS noticed that I passed on ice cream and ate more veggies.

What hopes do you hold? Here’s hoping for the best!

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