This is what happens to my hand with MS. It goes into a total crippling.
The picture of the most recent crippling is from just moments ago, it started as I was brushing my teeth.
Any small motor skill type activity can trigger it....writing, plucking my eyebrows (I looked like I had two chincillas on my face for 3 weeks, because I just couldn't use my hand for plucking), brushing my teeth, etc.
The pain is excruciating, and I have a very high tolerance for pain. But this is terrible.
Still trying to work through the fact that some people say that I am wallowing in this..or that I just need to fight harder.
I know, it's an opportunity for me to exercise grace...clearly, they do not understand even a little bit what I am going through...the severity of this disease.
Amazing how we judge others, isn't it?
No, I don't wish they were in my shoes for just one day....I wouldn't want that for anyone else.
Yet, I wouldn't mind having them come and visit during one of these exacerbations...just to see what it's like to live in our shoes...
Don't judge other people, ya'll. There is only one Righteous Judge, and His judgements are always preceded by mercy.
Love...mmm, what a gift to give to others! Love and compassion.
Thank you to all of you who have shown us exactly that...the love and compassion of Christ.
These pictures don't do it justice...
I love you guys!