Hi all, I hope you’re all smiling
I’m only just started with these forums but let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Hayley and I am currently 21 years old. I was diagnosed with RRMS when I was 17 with Optic Neuritis during my college exams. It was a nightmare! If you were to see me in the streets you would think there is absolutely nothing wrong with me (Which I bet a lot of you can relate to). Today I was out shopping by myself and today isn’t one of my best days mobility-wise and I was walking very slowly compared to the majority of the public. Anyway, a woman with a pram thought it was acceptable to push her pram really hard in the back of my legs to try and hurry me up (Luckily I have no pain or numbness etc in my legs right now). As she got past me she said “If you dont hurry up i’ll smash your face in”. Obviously, this isn’t the nicest thing to have said to you but I was/am absolutely heartbroken. Having an invisible illness is horrible and sometimes I wish it was ok to wear a massive sticker telling everyone what’s the matter. Especially being so young and looking well people just don’t think/expect it.
My thoughts are with every single one of you always and I wish you all the best. I truthfully hope that woman’s kid wasn’t hurt with the force of their mum(I’m assuming) being rammed into the back of someone, she will still be a horrible and ignorant woman tomorrow after all! There will always be people like this and unfortunately there’s nothing we can do about it.
What’s interesting though is that I was off to buy card as I make/sell greetings cards and donate 20% of each sale to MS charities when the incident happened, haha.