I think the thing that helps me most from getting too anxious about what will happen with my MS is accepting that there is actually nothing I can do about it, but if and when things happen, I will deal with them. It's the same approach I take to any scary thing - if there is something I can do, then I do it, but if there isn't, then I absolve myself of responsibility and hand over control to whoever's in charge. Of course that doesn't mean I am sitting around waiting for things to happen - that's where knowledge comes in. I know about MS. I know the chances of things happening and I know the meds and treatments etc that are available to help. I know there are some amazing drugs in late stage trials, with the real possibility of a cure happening well within my lifetime. I also know that no matter what happens, my husband will be there for me. All of that keeps a lid on fear, most of the time. When I have a bad relapse, I get scared. I think we all do. But then I remember that I've come through them before and successfully adapted to whatever residual symptoms have been left.
Ultimately, there is no point in worrying about something that might never happen. But if it does, I will deal with it.
The thing is, some of that is hard to apply when the possibility or diagnosis of MS is very new. Maybe you can take my word for it?!?!:
There is no point in worrying about something that might never happen. But if it does, you will deal with it.