The power of a stranger
I was reading another post and someone mentioned this topic. I agree with them. What is everyone's opinion. This happend to me today. Here is My opinion.
First of all, I have a very loving wife that tries her best to understand what i am felling, but if you never go through this personally, you just can not truely understand. My parents, sister, other close family members, and friends are the hardest to talk to. THey do not see me everyday, and just can not truely understand. I think that they are still very much in denial about me having some problem at the age of 29. Hard for a blood family member to execpt that thier child has something wrong. I was talking with one of my customers today about some changes to thier account and they asked me if i was ok. I told them I was and they mentioned that they tried to call me three times last week and got concerned when I did not call back, so they called the main office and our Office Admin, told them I was out sick. So I told them that had some test ran last week (spinal tap) and was at home resting. THey asked what the test was for and told them that the Neuro thought it might be MS. We finished the discussion about the account and I went on to another customer's account. My Customer went and got a employee of theirs to call me back and talk. The employee has had MS for 5 years. Just being able to discuss things with someone that could relate was a big stress reliever, even though I had never meet this person or talked with them before today. She invited me to a get together that she has very month with 15 other people that have MS. I still have not meet this lady in person, but she offered here home number, email, cell phone, and everything else to me. TOld me to call her anytime that I just need to talk and we could get together for coffee or lunch. I in return gave her my email, numbers, etc.
I have talked with my wife, family and the doctor, but never really felt as relieved I did after this 20 min phone call. I just feel like someone finally understands!