- wow u look greeeeat today, are u sure u have ms?????
Tennis is Easy, just hit the ball
- I have a friend who asked me to play tennis. I said I was unable to move that way (clearly). My friend told me how easy tennis is, you just have to hit the ball...you don't have to run or anything. Right.
- —Guest Emsmom37
How about this job?
- A neighbor who knows I don't work because of my MS, took it upon herself to tell me that there was a "teachers aide job opening" that maybe I could get since I went to college.....uggh....luckily my husband spoke up and explained I'm not working or driving because of cognitive problems. I can barely take the noise of dishwasher,tv, traffic at same time, what a nightmare, little kids....that's exactly why I chose to only have indoor cats....duh....
- "But you don't look like you have MS." I wonder what it looks like.
- —Guest Erin
Changing Subject to Own Health Issues
- After much angst, I decided to tell my co-workers about my dx. To me it was a special thing that I was sharing this with them. After telling one of them, she paused, didn't acknowledge what I'd just said and instead said, "You know I had a mole removed yesterday and it really hurts." Wow. I'm still dumbfounded about that one!
- —Guest ColleenTx
- I sometimes say, "Oh, I'm feeling so tired today," and I'll usually hear, "Yah, that's how I feel too." The only difference is that I've had MS for nearly 24 years, and they have no idea of what MS fatigue feels like! Frustrating!!!
- —Guest khehran
- My GP was away. Locum, "I can't see anything wrong with you. I can't give you a sick note" (!)
- I told my friend at school that I had ms and she immediately and excitedly exclaimed : "THATS ON HOUSE!" and left it at that. I just walked away.
- —Guest Molly
MS Specialist my foot
- I was sent to see an MS Specialist due to my numerous symptoms. After listening to me for a couple minutes, he interrupted and said "You can't have MS as it doesn't cause pain and only effects females not men."
- —Guest Marcel
Medical Retirement - Why I tell no one.
- I'm not ready to retire. I worked with a girl for 15 years. 11 years we both worked in the same Dept. When she got sick and said she would be out for a while. They just mailed her the retirement paperwork and said fill it out and return it. One year later I was dx.
- —Guest Tom1965
Oh the judge
- At my disability hearing, in the court room the Judge asked me how I got MS, and if there was a cure??!! Umm.. would I be there if there was a cure?!
- —Guest mochi
Might As Well Laugh!
- I was matron of honor for my sister's wedding in July, on Cape Cod and had to travel without my husband but with my 3 kids all under 5 yrs old. After a week of wedding prep, humidity, minimal sleep and single parenting I boarded the flight to return home and was slurring my words as I told my children to sit down. I heard a passenger a few rows back say "That mother is drunk and with those poor, sweet babies!" Her male companion said "If I had to fly alone with 3 kids, I'd tie one on too!"
- I was dxd in jan09. On gaining the disability pension the worker told me 'of course we'll review you in 2 years, just to see if your still eligable'. WOW if i knew there was a cure out there don't you think I would of got it by now?
- When I was diagnosed in 2000, I was telling my mother-in-law. Her response was "How did your mother take the news"... So far that has been the stupidest thing said to me. Everyone has been more than supportive and will ask a question instead of saying something stupid.
- —Guest Dee
because i am young...
- "What?! That's an old person's disease!" No, it's an "every age" disease.
- —Guest Dagnab