Multiple sclerosis patient shares how it feels to deal with this disease on a daily basis.
Waking up in the morning and facing the world brings a sense of wonder. Not in the sense of awe, just in wondering how MS will affect me today.
Is it a good day or a bad day? What will it bring?
Like most people, I guess, one of the first things to do is get out of bed and use the bathroom. Of course, among the symptoms that can be experienced with MS is an increased frequency in the need to urinate.
So I quickly evaluate how urgent is my need to relieve my bladder. Realistically, will I be able to reach the bathroom in time?
If I think I can and, once sitting up, if that confidence continues, it is time to go for it. I have to say, most times that confidence is not misplaced. But if I believe my need is too urgent or I am too unsteady to make it, I resort to using the urine bottle I keep by the bed to cope with such a situation.
Actually, not so long ago, I used to wake up at least twice during the night for the same purpose. That was certainly the case when I lived in the UK, and again when I first moved Spain. But now, nearly nine months later, life is easier in that respect. I can now sleep through the night, and that means I am more rested in the morning.
Being more rested at night means that I am better equipped when that dreaded fatigue hits, as is often the case.
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