Monday, August 19, 2013


My name is Angela Groves. I have Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed November 2000. I haven't worked since 2002. My husband has been taking care of me ever since. Currently he works for a company that doesn't offer medical insurance. July 13, 2013--my husband was riding our daughters bike and wrecked due to a big dip in the yard. This caused him to wreck and when he landed on his leg it broke in two places.

He's had surgery and is now recovery. Each day it's getting better. However, all of the time that he's been off work he isn't receiving income. We have had to borrow money from a couple of friends--which we hate--and will be paying back.

This feels like we are never going to get ahead and is quite overwhelming. The stress is getting to the both of us. We are behind on some bills and have rent and a loan payment arriving soon.

I'M TIRED OF MS's SHIT! MS opened to eyes to what is truly important. Then again--it robbed me!

Angela Mayhew-Groves, Columnist,

MS has been a blessing and yet a curse at the same time.
MS opened to eyes to what is truly important.
Then again--it robbed me.

MS has ruined my life, my self reassurance and somewhat my self-esteem. MS makes things in my life not only physically, emotionally and mentally tiresome--but financially agonizing.

MS makes me even more emotional than I was before the lovely scars(lesions) on my poor delicate brain.

MS has taken my ability to keep up with others. MS has robbed my endurance. MS has given me mood swings that I cannot control. Nor can I prepare for them when they arrive and cannot always pin point the culprit of that mood.

MS has given me the life of a see saw. Ups and downs. Smiles and frowns. Good day and bad days. Sure this may sound cliche' and common. But one thing MS isn't --is common. MS is neither forgiving or compassionate. MS doesn't care if you have time for it or not. MS comes and goes whenever it pleases.

MS is like that annoying neighbor that just won't leave. MS is a frequent reminder that I am sick and my health will never be the same again. I don't want to feel anymore. I am tired of stressing out. I hate worrying about things I can or cannot control.