As a child, my mother used to trick me into getting a flu shot because I "love" needles THAT much. I now have the overwhelming pleasure of administering myself an #injection 3x a week. A #needle that leaves me nice big itchy red welts for a week at a time, which would not be quite so bothersome to me if I was in fact a relative of #Polkaroo. It's either this or I could potentially wake up having to deal with being numb from the neck down, or being constantly dizzy while seeing two of everything, or having an involuntary "pimp walk", or maybe only being able to hold my dogs leash with my right hand because my left just had zero fucks left to give about grasping anything, or worse yet a new symptom all together. This is my new reality. I wake up most mornings feeling like I just finished running 5k uphill carrying my dog. Yes, sometimes I think about how much easier it would be to throw in the towel, but I don't. I do my best to cope and get on with my life. I keep moving because we are only given one chance at this life and I am not about to waste it just because it is #difficult.
I am not sharing this in search of #sympathy whatsoever, please keep your #pityparties to yourself. I am sharing this because EVERYONE has some amount of #bullshit in their lives that you know nothing about. Everyone truly has a story that could break your heart. So, instead of judging others, just #love them. You have no idea who may be battling cancer, or mental illness, or who just lost a child, or parent, or friend. You. Don't. Know. You have no idea what a negative interaction might trigger in someone. So, instead of being the thing that pushes them over the edge, why not be the moon that brightens their darkest hour.🌙 #needles #gross #ow #realtalk #happiness #sickness #bethelight #lovethelifeyoulive #ms #medication #fuckMS #lovemore #fridayfeels #iphonephotography