MSadversary – MSaversary 30 years & counting

It is about 30 years since the doctor said those devastating words “You have Multiple Sclerosis”. I have never marked that anniversary before and I am not going to start now but it is worth noting its’ passing. MS has thrown lots of stuff at me; it has tried to break me but has failed thus far. This not a list of what MS has stolen from me nor is it a list of what I have managed to keep in spite of MS. This is where I show how 3 songs have helped me in my battle.

The first is a Gloria Gaynor song (1978) ‘I Will Survive’.

“At first I was afraid, I was petrified…  But I grew strong…”

I have become strong despite MS not because of MS.


The second is a song by Johnny Mercer (1944) “Accentuate the Positive”

“You’ve got accentuate the positive. Eliminate the negative.”

I was blessed to be born with a load of ‘positivity’ genes. Thanks Mum and Dad.


The third is a song by Dido (2003) “White Flag“

“I will go down with this ship

I won’t put my hands up in surrender.

There will be no white flag above my door.”

Some people confuse stubborn and independent but I don’t; I am both.


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