Fuck!! I've Fallen and I Can't Get UP
The reasons to laugh and smile my way through life with MS
Inappropriate Momma, Recently Diagnosed Redneck, MS Survivor, Keeper of Spanky
I am Meg….if you ask my ex-husband, I should be Megan, it makes it easier for him…but you would have to get a whole lot further into my life to know why that is. I am first and foremost a mom, but thanks to my “checking the wrong box,” I am now defined by more than that. I was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) in the end of 2007. Since then…life hasn’t been the same….it’s only gotten better.
To understand how I could possibly say that, you would need to know me. I hope you will be able to say you do, once you have read about how I view all the ups and downs that life seems to deal each and every one of us. There is the good, the bad and the ugly….and then there are the reasons to laugh and smile.
Living with MS forced me to decide what really matters; to constantly ask the question "is this worth my time and energy?" I now aim to fill my life with only the best of things. I try to make each moment count and strive to strengthen the relationships that did make the "cut" and were still there when the dust settled. Those are the things and the people that matter and although being diagnosed with a chronic disease might have forced me into an unexpected "purge" of time sucks and energy drains it left me with the best of the best — the things that really count. Moving forward I plan on appreciating what remains rather than wasting time thinking about what was lost.
I love being able to share my stories with others that have had challenges and to help people understand the value in really appreciating what we each have in our lives and in being present in the moment. It is important to find the reasons to laugh and smile and NOT let life just pass you bye.