Having m.s. saddens me and makes me unhappy. I have periods of depression. Why are these real feeings/emotions often hijacked and translated to something else. I am told by my g.p.that I am grieving ‘for my loss’ and that to be ‘angry’ in the circumstances is perfectly normal. But I am not grieving nor have I ever been angry.
Is the problem the fact that the medics/professionals have difficulty dealing with someone who says they’re unhappy etc. and what is happening is that we are being coerced into stereotypes which are false? That is we are labelled as 'grieving, or processing,or being angry, or coming to terms with, when in reality we are none of these.
And why are so many pwms said to have a ‘wonderful sense of humour’ when some are grumpy old b’s like me!