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Better Than Fiction: What Living With MS Has Taught Me About My Own Story – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Wednesday, 12 October, 2022

Better Than Fiction: What Living With MS Has Taught Me About My Own Story – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

A voracious reader since childhood, I’ve often lost myself inside fictional worlds — often preferring them to the real one where I’m forced to live. This was especially true when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) almost 18 years ago. When my eyes and ears were focused on the real world, I had a whole host of problems to deal with: How would my body respond to this disease? How would MS affect my mind? How would my future be different from my past?

But when I was submerged in a story, all that faded into the background like so much white noise. A book was a portal into a different world where there was no such thing as MS. I particularly loved fantasy novels — long ones full of mystery, magic, and heroes triumphing over great odds. Suffering brought about redemption there. Good won out in the end, even if it required sacrifice.

Read more at: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/columns/2022/10/11/better-fiction-living-with-ms-taught-me-my-story/

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