Having MS is never easy. Some days, it’s much more difficult to accept that I have this chronic neurological disorder. Today happens to be one of those days, unfortunately.
Throughout my more than twenty-five years of living with relapsing-remitting MS, I’ve had a very wide variety of symptoms. Some of them have been noticeable, whereas others have not.
This morning, I had yet another episode of total bowel incontinence. I simply can’t imagine a more humiliating symptom to experience.
It’s never easy to feel that your body has completely betrayed you. I am age 54, but feel at least 94 right now. I work in a nursing home, but spent this morning feeling like much more of a patient than a doctor.
The only silver lining to this episode is that it took place at home. I would feel beyond mortified if it had taken place in public.