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.