Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Struggling With Multiple Sclerosis

Why is it so hard to do the things that we know will help with our health? We struggle daily to make good food choices and take care of ourselves, and more often than not, we make poor choices. My wife and I have a decent enough understanding of Multiple Sclerosis to know what to do make life better and easier. We know how to help her have more energy, have less attacks, feel better in general and yet we find ourselves slipping into the rut of bad choices and poor habits. Good intentions and great planning only works if you have follow through and make it a daily habit.

Our lives are so out of sync with what we know right now and we almost laugh at the craziness of it all. My wife is having bladder issues again, which we can always trace to lack of care and lots of stress. She is also having some fatigue and memory issues, which are also signs of high stress and lack of care. Again, we know what to do to help and yet we don't do it. What a basic human struggle to find ourselves battling against our own selfishness and will, and choosing the feelings of the moment instead of seeing the full picture and winning the war. This is nothing new, and we will continue to struggle, but I guess that is the way to victory. When we quit struggling is when we know we have lost the fight.

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

You are so right. Never give up the fight, what fun would THAT be?? LOL