I’ve made a decision. On reading through various Tweets & Blog posts & comments I’m noticing that my typos & numb hands & general brain mush are happening, not only, more frequently but more & more unnoticed by me. Despite reading through, I seem to be incapable of spotting mistakes which would generally horrify me!
I am, in the words of Spud in Trainspotting, a bit of a perfectionist you see.
Now all of this could distress me, depress me & piss me off BUT, especially on here, I intend to embrace it. Not because I don’t know any better – my spelling is exemplary – but because it serves as a record of how my MS is affecting me; physically & cognitively.
MS isn’t just about walking funny or being in a wheelchair. It’s about pain, fatigue, ‘altered sensation*’ & impaired concentration. I can’t deny it & I can’t fight it but I can accept it.
*Altered Sensation is a term as nebulous as saying that a deep, dark cave has ‘altered light’!
So, if you spot a typo or occasional incoherence on here, let it slide. Just think “oh Trudes is having a bit of an off day”. I may have typed something in haste or with passion or, most likely, have a bit of Cog Fog*
*just learned that one today! Sounds less unpleasant than Brain Death.