Beth Dean, Columnist, MSnewsChannel.com
Ms is difficult, especially if you’re a mother! Everyone with Multiple
Sclerosis knows that the disease drains you of your energy. Makes it
difficult for you to do the simplest of tasks. Everyday life and
everyday things seems like they take great effort to accomplish. God
blessed me with two kids. Long before my diagnosis of MS last year in
October. My little boy is 9, turning 10 two days before my birthday in
February. He is the epitome of a loving child. I truly believe he is an
old soul, and he cares more for others than he does his own self. With
that being said…he understands my disease. The workings of it, but he is
still a child and the fact that mom is “lazy” seems to just set better
with him…My little girl who is turning 4 on September 11th of this year
is a whole different story in itself! I believe with everything in me
God sent me this girl because he knew that I would need he to push me.
She keeps me on my toes. A ball of energy fails to describe what she is.
She is me….trapped in a child’s body. Mommy is tired…or my legs hurt is
not a adequate excuse for this one. “Just try Mommy” and “You can do it, you’re strong” comes out of her mouth on a daily basis, and it is EXACTLY what I need to hear.
I couldn’t imagine my life without my kids. They are exact opposites.
One has empathy and worry…they other pushes me to live and gives words
of inspiration. Which are wonders for kids that are only 9 and 3!
know people with MS have problems. New problems in fact everyday. But
the choice to be a parent should not feel like a burden. It set me free.
Without my little rays of sunshine, my life would be very different
with this illness. Why would I need to get up in the morning? Why would I
care? But they make me want to live, and live a good life. To the best
of my ability. Finding love again makes you think. Do I want to have
another child? I’m only 28...and I would love to have a little mix of me
and my fiance’ to give me strength. It’s scary…of course!
articles I have read say thing like Pregnancy is good for patients with
MS! Multiple Sclerosis and pregnancy is no different than the pregnancy
of a healthy individual. There are risks after the birth of your
child…risk that you could go into a flare. But if I’m not
mistaken….don’t we run a risk everyday? Couldn’t we go into a flare any
day…with no notice at all? Life is suppose to be made up of unknowns.
It’s what makes it worth living. The very reason we should make everyday
the best we can! So the long and short of this article is….LIVE! Have a
baby if it’s what you want! Without mine, I might not be here to write
this article. As I watch my 3 year old play on her little computer as
mommy writes on hers…my advice to you….is LIVE! Be able to look at
someone and say I enjoyed every moment of my crazy, annoying, sometimes
shitty life!There ya go lol