MS symptoms: Deceptions of MS

“You look great!” I hear it often. On my one day out per week for six hours, I look great. My big smile, positive attitude, desire to live life rather than have it happen to me are all factors in my looking great. MS can be deceiving. It is not a disease people see for the most part. I’m grateful for that aspect. However, it can be confusing to others when I have a disability plate and am on disability. They don’t see my mother with advanced COPD running circles around me in the store while I sit on anything close by. They miss my confused fingers attempting to hold a spoon. They don’t see me on the days confusion and fatigue rule. When I can; I do. When I can’t; I try anyway. Maybe that is why I look great. I never give up!

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Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.