"If you have never contemplated suicide because of a crippling medical condition, you will want to read this to recognize the hidden signs of a Registered Nurse who has!"
I’ve had this disease called multiple sclerosis (M.S.) since I was 18 and didn’t know it until the Fall of 2014, “literally and figuratively.” For a little over a year I’ve made adjustments to my life and learned to “LIVE” in spite of this crippling neurological disorder. Only a select few knew of my struggle. Only ONE knew what that actually consisted of. My wife of 26 years has been so instrumental in helping me to cope, and now I move forward with strength and faith renewed.
But, there was a solid month in 2014 when I struggled between “life and death” and this is the story of when I prayed:
DEAR GOD PLEASE GIVE ME M.S. (A fictitious memoir of my real life struggle!)
[Willie L Stewart I am so proud of you. Life threw you a curve ball and you get up daily and hit it out of the ball park. You have shown me that it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you respond to what happens to you. You have handled this past year with dignity and grace. Not everyone knows your struggle and only a few have seen your pain. I want you to know that I appreciate you for being as strong as you are, for making sure that our lives continue along the same path, and for making every day with you ridiculously amazing. "You Never Know How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is The Only Choice You Have."] – Shannon Eureka Stewart