Climbing towards the end goal!

butterfly eveningGood Evening Y’all! I hope you have had a great start to the week! Life is not always easy, but we all make it through the hard times even stronger than we were before. No matter what we go through in life whether it is be health issues, work problems, family difficulties, internal battles we do not talk about, financial struggles or anything else that weighs on our minds, there is no denying they all can be hard to handle. I know I have said this before but something my Grandfather said to me is always in my mind, “Someone else out there is always going through something worse.” That is never meaning what we are dealing with in the present is not hard or it does not mean anything, but it keeps me grounded sometimes! When I think about what I am dealing with right now, it is really mild and will heal itself in time, things really could be so much worse than they are!

I have been trying to look back over the past few months and I am appreciative that things did not progress more than they did. Even not feeling 100%, I have been able to stand my grounds with the doctors and most importantly, I have not given up at all. I didIm in the fight of my life start thinking that I was failing my battle with MS because my flare up has lasted so long, but I have not failed anything because I am still trying to get through to better times. The moment I stop trying will be the moment that I fail myself, which I do not see happening!

I do think it is very important in life to find some kind of outlet from reality. It is possible some of my outlets are not escaping reality but anything that helps someone carry on in life, is a good enough reason. Some people like to not think at all about what their struggles are and focus on something that is a direct opposite and others like to address issues with their eyes wide open all the time, no one can say which way is better because everyone is so different. I of course enjoy writing and building a strong network with those that understand. But, I also enjoy crocheting and the temperatures are good for that right now! Unfortunately, my hands are not cooperating with me right now, but they will get better soon I am sure of it! I have started a blanket already that is purple, black and light grey. I think it will be pretty and honestly, I might end up donating it to the homeless. I really feel like there are too many people who do not have a roof over their heads, no food on the table at night and cold in the darkness of night. It makes me so sad that so many people suffer something that hopefully none of us will never understand. 

It is really good to make goals in life but it is just as important to not set unrealistic goals, because that just sets you up for disappointment. Recently I have tried setting so many postivethinkinggoals for myself that are not reachable right now. Of course that does not mean those goals will never be achieved but right now things just need to be a little more obtainable. My initial goal of starting this blog was to be able to reach out to others with Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic illness because I wanted to be able to help them cope with what they were dealing with. I truly believe I have done fairly well with this, but over time I have also really learned so much from so many people! I know others with Multiple Sclerosis are dealing with so many more obstacles than I am and I appreciate reading their posts because again it makes me more grounded in my own issues. Learning from others experiences has really built my strength back to where it needs to be. I hope that the positive vibes I try to send out help others with their own battles. I really do believe positive thoughts will surpass the negative over time!

Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts for the day. It is always so wonderful to be able to write out my emotions freely with never worrying about negative judgments! As always I truly love your comments and I do always respond as quickly as possible. The amazing communications I have had with so many of you has been a great experience! I hope y’all have a great evening!!!

Love 2

 

Always, Alyssa

 

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About Positively Alyssa

I was diagnosed 16 years ago, when I was only 19 years old, with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I had gone to my eye doctor because I had lost vision in my left eye. Prior to my appointment, I had prepared myself to have the doctor confirm that I would be blind in my left eye and that was all. Never in a million years did I expect to hear the doctor tell me that after consulting with his colleagues, that I need to go for an MRI that day because they were thinking that with my symptoms that I had MS. Just a couple hours later I went to get the life altering MRI. I remember that phone call like it was yesterday. My eye doctor called me from his home at 9:30 at night to confirm what they suspected, I in fact had MS. He immediately referred me to a specialist he knew and I was able to get in to see him that same week. Luckily, after a round of steroids, my vision came back in my eye just leaving me with leg pain that would continue to be part of my life. Through the years I have tried numerous different medications that are meant to slow the progression of the disease down. I was never good at the injections and it wasn't because of the needle, it was because the medication burned like fire going in. Still after all these years I still go through my battles of denial, anger, frustration and sadness. However, I have always said that I would NEVER allow MS to control my life but I would control the disease. For the most part, I have been pretty successful with that. I mean we all have our bad days but it doesn't make the situation any better. With this blog I am hoping that with my experiences, endless amounts of research and a powerful fight i me that I can not only help others going through this but that I can learn from others as well. Living with the ups and downs of MS can be challenging but the power of the mind can beat anything that is thrown our way!
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19 Responses to Climbing towards the end goal!

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  2. Alyssa, I love what you said about not failing because you didn’t stop trying… Although we don’t always make forward progress, or flares last longer, as long as we’re still doing what is within our control, that’s a victory. You have such a beautiful heart; that’s a wonderful idea about donating your blanket to the homeless. Here there’s an organization that collects hand-crafted hats and gloves and hangs them on a fence downtown for people who need them to take them. I wish I could knit or crochet. I’d love to contribute to something like that. Hugs to you, sweet friend!

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    • Thank you! I have always donated to Crisis Ministry here. It helps men and women that are homeless. It breaks my heart to know there are children out there that do not have something to keep them warm or to eat. I do wish there was more I could do but at least I do something to try to help. I do believe that not trying is the only way anyone can really fail. It is so hard dealing with the hard times but a lot of the time, things could be so much worse! I hope you have a great evening!! Take care my dear!!

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  4. Nice read, like always. Wish you all the best, among other things lots of positive thinking goals to accomplish.

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  5. You definitely haven’t failed at anything! You are kicking arse! You’re handling all the horrible things this illness is throwing at you, and still doing good.

    I took up knitting and crochet when I was very sick and still really enjoy it. It’s great to have something physical that you made at the end of a long day of feeling terrible. Right now, I’m making a friend a brightly coloured infinity scarf. It’s moving toward summer where I live (Australia), but she’s currently living on the other side of the world and I think she’ll need it over winter.

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    • Thank you so much for your encouraging words! It was so appreciated! I have been trying to deal with everything and sometimes feel like I am trying to walk in quick sand. It will all work at in time, I do believe that.

      WOW an infinity scarf? I wish I knew how to do that. I bet it is going to be beautiful! What colors is it going to be? Australia must be so incredible! I bet it is so much better than where I live, on the other side of the world. Do you love it?

      I am so sorry for my delayed response. I will do better next time, I promise!!!

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      • No need to apologise for delayed responses. I mostly just check blogs and comments twice a week, so I’ll rarely reply more frequently than that.

        Infinitely scarfs are easy in crochet. You once you’ve chained your length of scarf, you just join the ends and go round and round. The one I’m working on is green, blue and purple-ish pink.

        Australia is pretty good, and I love living here. It’s got its social and political issues though, just like anywhere.

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      • Thank you so much for telling me how to do an infinitey scarf. It actually sounds like it would be easy but I might change my mind once I start one! I bet the one you are working on it going to be beautiful. It certainly sounds it!!

        I guess I never thought that Australia would have political issues. I know everyone has social issues but I thought things just went well there! Goodness it can’t be as bad as the state of the USA. I just wish everyone could get along and have respect for others! I guess that is just a dream of mine that may never happen. I hope you are doing well and I hope you have a great day tomorrow!!! Take care!!!

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      • Oh, our political issues have nothing on the US just now. And I won’t go into a lot of it here. But, as a quick example, since 2008 we’ve had two elections but have changed Prime Minister four times. It’s like Game of Thrones or something.

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      • My goodness that sounds like a lot of political drama! I understand not wanting to chat about all that here, that makes sense. It still amazes me how childlike adult men and women in politics act sometimes. I guess it is the same all over the world!

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