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broken_butterfly

I got these from myspace someone wrote them and it got sent round and now we dont know who wrote them but they are good for helping people understand....

 

How us with MS Feel......

 

When We Say We Can't do Something Because We don't Feel Well,

Put yourself in Our Shoes By Using The Examples of our Symptoms Below...

 

- Painful Heavy Legs: Apply Tightly 20 LB ankle weights and 15 LB thigh weights then take a 1 mile walk, clean the house, go shopping and then sit down - how ya' feeling now?

 

- Painful Feet: Put equal or unequal amounts of small pebbles in each shoe then take a walk, if we are mad at you we would prefer needles to pebbles.

 

- Loss of Feeling in Hands and/or Arms: Put on extra thick gloves and a heavy coat then try and pick up a pencil, if successful stab yourself in the arm.

 

- Loss of Feeling in Feet and/or Legs: Ask a doc for a shot of Novocaine in both of your legs and then try and stand up and walk without looking like the town drunk. Hopefully you won't fall down.

 

- TN (Trigeminal Neuralgia): Take an ice pick and jam it into your ear or cheek whenever the wind blows on it, or a stray hair touches it. If you want something easier to do, get someone to punch you in the jaw preferably daily.

 

- Uncontrollable Itching: Glue or sew small steel wool pads to the inside of your shirt, pants and undergarments wear them for an entire day.

 

- Tingling: Stick your finger in an electrical socket - preferably wet.

 

- Tight Banded Feeling: Put 12 inch wide belt around you and make is as tight as you can and leave it there for the entire day. How ya' breathing?

 

- Shots: Fill one of our spare needles with saline solution, saline won't hurt you, we would love something worse but don't want to end up in jail. Give yourself a shot everytime we do our shot.

 

- Side Effects From the Shot: Bang you head against a wall, wrap yourself in a heating pad, wrap your entire body with an ace bandage tightly then finally treat yourself to some spoiled food or drink.

 

- Trouble Lifting Arms: Apply 20 LB wrist weights and try and reach for something on the highest shelf in your house.

 

- Spasticity: Hook bungee cords to your rear belt loops and rear pant leg cuffs then for your arms hook bungee cords to your shirt collar and cuffs on shirt sleeves then go dancing.

 

- Poor Hearing/Buzzing in Ears: Put a bee in each ear and then put a plug in each

one...Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

- Balance and Walking Problems: Drink 100 proof grain alcohol and then sit and spin in an office chair for 30 minutes, now get up and see what happens.

 

Urgently Needing to Pee: We put a .5 liter remote controlled water bag and drip tube in your pants, we point out 2 restrooms in a crowded mall, then we tell you that you have 30 seconds before we activate the water bag (by remote control) to get to a restroom. Just for spite we may make that 20 seconds without telling you.

 

- Bizarre and Inexplicable Sensations: Place tiny spiders on your legs or arms and

allow them to periodically crawl around throughout the day, heck all day would be good too.

 

- Pins and Needles: Stab yourself repeatedly with needles all over your body or better yet....Get a very large tattoo in your most sensative area.

 

- Dizziness (Vertigo): Get on a gently rocking boat all day and all night and take

several walks around the deck with your eyes closed.

 

- Fatigue: Stay awake for two full days to induce incredible fatigue and then cook dinner, clean the house, walk the dog and see how you feel. Please do not compare MS fatigue to you being tired from only a few hours of sleep - it's not the

same at all.

 

- Cognitive Function (Brain Fog): Take a liberal dose of sleeping pills but stay awake. Try and function properly and think clearly. To make it even more real without killing yourself of course, take the sleeping pills with a small sip of wine.

 

- Bowel Problems: Take a 4 day dose of an anti-diarrhea medicine followed directly by a 3 day dose of stool softeners for a minimum of 3 weeks, at the end of 3 weeks sit down on a hard uncushioned chair and stay there

till tears appeared.

 

- Burning Feeling: Make a full pot of boiling water and then have someone fill a squirt gun with the boiling water and shoot it at yourself all day long. However, you can give us the pleasure of shooting you instead...optional of course.

 

- Intention Tremor: Hook your body to some type of vibrating machine try and move your legs and arms.....hmmm are you feeling a little shaky? You are not allowed to use anything fun for this lesson.

 

- Buzzing Feeling When Bending Our Heads to Our Chest (L'Hermitte's):

Place an electrical wire on your back and run it all the way down to your feet, then pour water on it and plug it in.

 

- Vision Problems (Optic Neuritis): Smear vaseline on glasses and then wear them to read the newspaper.

 

- Memory Issues: Have someone make a list of items to shop for and when you come back that person adds two things to the list and then they ask why you didn't get them. When you come back from shopping again they take the list and

erase three things and ask why you bought those things.

 

- Foot Drop: Wear one swim fin and take about a 1/2 mile walk, nothing else needs to be said for this one, you'll get it.

 

- Depression: Take a trip to the animal shelter everyday and see all the lonely animals with no home. You get attached to one or more of the animals and when you come back the next day you come in while they are putting her/him asleep.

 

- Fear: Dream that you have lost complete feeling in your feet and when you wake up wiggle your feet, just so happens they don't move. Think about this every night wondering whether something on your body won't work the next day when you wake up.

 

- Swallowing: Try swallowing the hottest chili pepper you can find.

 

- Heat Intolerance or Feeling Hot When it's Really Not: You are on a nice vacation to Alaska. It's 35


My wings may be broken...but I can still fly

 

www.myspace.com/waitingforsimon

 

Websites I run: www.oliviacolmanonline.co.uk www.ericbalfouronline.co.uk www.alantudykonline.co.uk

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Marina

I think I'll add your top one as a "pinned" topic in this section together with a couple of other similar things in the "pinned" topics :flowers2:. I have seen it before but had forgotten about it.

 

Re the 2nd one... and re who wrote it would you please see http://ms-people.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=70, in particular the bottom line, as it asks to link back to that site, even if it was one our list and forum members who "adapted" it for MS.... Having said that, we do realise that people everywhere pinch stuff off the internet all the time without giving credit to the original author even when the author asks for credit, and I'm not blaming you in the least as you didn't post it to MySpace and you weren't to know...

 

Thank you so much! :juggler:


Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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broken_butterfly

I was just sharing something that inspired me and helped me to explain my illness to those around me and I thought it was nice to share sorry wont happen again


My wings may be broken...but I can still fly

 

www.myspace.com/waitingforsimon

 

Websites I run: www.oliviacolmanonline.co.uk www.ericbalfouronline.co.uk www.alantudykonline.co.uk

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Marina

Oh, noooo... I wasn't having a go at you and I'm so sorry if it came across that way. Quite the opposite... I was trying to compliment your post by copying your first thing and making it a "pinned" topic which means that it's now always at the top of the list of topics so that it can always be seen, together with the original "Letter to Normals" - so, in effect, both of the things you posted are now always there right at the top to always be seen and shared :flowers2:


Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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broken_butterfly

Oh phew I thought I had upset a mod in my first few postings


My wings may be broken...but I can still fly

 

www.myspace.com/waitingforsimon

 

Websites I run: www.oliviacolmanonline.co.uk www.ericbalfouronline.co.uk www.alantudykonline.co.uk

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Michelle

We are a pretty tough bunch to upset :hehehe:

Michelle :thumbsup:

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broken_butterfly

Good to know xxx


My wings may be broken...but I can still fly

 

www.myspace.com/waitingforsimon

 

Websites I run: www.oliviacolmanonline.co.uk www.ericbalfouronline.co.uk www.alantudykonline.co.uk

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