Contrary to common belief, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Learning to live with MS is like any new game/skill, we need to practice, practice, practice. “Kerplunk” – when it knocks you out, you get back up again, sometimes it’s two steps up but then you slip three steps back (damn you “snakes & ladders”) but the only way you’re going to get the hang of living with this Pacman style myelin munching marauder, is beat MS at its own game!
It’s hard to grasp the rules of the game at times but, there is hope. There are enough self-help books out there to fill a stall at a WI bring and buy sale (been there, done that, bought the t-shirt – er, sorry book) but most won’t give you the lowdown on how to compete with this fiendish fickle foe. In reality, we just need a cheats-guide, a step-by-step manual on how to play the MS game! MS is a Wiley opponent, it’s cunning, devious and spends its life plotting how to sabotage your free throws and sneaks up on you to knock you off the board of life.
Some of the players you will have met before, but with a bit of help and support, you’ll learn how to play them at their own game.
- Miss Myelin in the kitchen with the nerve agent
- Professor Lesions in the Hall with the Spinal Tap
- Reverend. Dizzy-Vertigo on the roof terrace with a kaleidoscope
- Mr L’hermittes in the study with the sonic shockwave candlestick
- Colonel Tremor in the billiard room with the machine gun.
- Ms Hug in the library with the spikey clamp.
MS warrior winner stats are lower than a Love Island contestants bikini line at the moment and it’s not just women who are getting P.M.T – persistent ms tension! This damn game of life and its rules suck but keep playing – sometimes you win, more often than not you lose, but you’ll get the hang of it. xxx
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the game”. Randy Pausch