Hello all, I have been on the site very little but I am searching for a lady who gave me a huge amount of support when going through the diagnosis stage. She may not know how much she helped and if any of you know her could you please pass on my message.
2 years and 10 months ago, I was faced with the most frightening news of my life. I have MS.
You reassured me. You calmed me down. You helped me cope with daily life without falling apart. You helped my kids, my husband my mum, my dad.
You told me life goes on, just differently. I didn’t believe you!
Thank you Karen.
Everything that you kindly took the time to tell me is true. My life has continued, it’s better! Lived for the day.
My kids have coped, as you told me they would! They are more considerate and kind and compliments flow about their happy demeanour and awareness of others.
My husband still buries his head in the sand. That’s ok. It’s how he copes, but he didn’t run for the hills, as you told me he wouldn’t.
I am sorry it’s taken so long to thank you Karen. Acceptance is like the diagnostic process. Long and angst ridden!
You didn’t know me, I don’t know you! The positive impact that you have had in our lives is immeasurable.
I no longer seek daily comfort and reassurance, selfishly, I don’t give it either.
Karen, if you ever get to read my letter, I hope that you are well and happy-your kindness in my darkest moments has not been forgotten and although it has taken me this long, my thanks are no less heart felt.