What makes me happy, living with “my” MS, is the effect it has had on people around me. These people are my husband, our four sons and my friends that I have made in their school playground. I am also in contact with my school friends who I talk to on the phone.

As it is four hundred years since Shakespeare died, one friend took me to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which I acted in at school; I was Demetrius and Pringle was an unforgettable Bottom! I don’t think we knew about being in love then, but seeing it now does make a difference!

I have been comforted by the fact that my father brought me up saying “Life isn’t fair”; I know that, now I can’t walk or write, but my situation is relieved by my friends coming to visit me regularly, and Adrian comes twice a week. My brother and sisters also come regularly and I speak with my sons on the phone.

I’m trying to show people why I don’t get depressed: depression has never been part of my make-up. I think I can thank my parents for giving me a good-enough start to life.

My next piece will be on the complexities of my life….


Mary Smith   19th May 2016

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