I miss the days where I didn’t have to pay attention to what I ate, or how hard I pushed myself.
I miss the times where I bathed in the sun with not a care in the world. Nowadays when I’m in the heat too long, I overheat and feel ill.
I miss not having so many doctor’s appointments and having a completely open schedule to do as I please during the days I didn’t have to work.
I miss working a lot.
I miss the days when my body would not attack itself, the days without dealing with one migraine after another, and the days without having to take so many pills.
Today I say goodbye to the old me, and focus on today the best that I can. I will forever miss the old me, but a part of her will always remain. You can say goodbye to the old you too, it doesn’t mean that you have to completely forget her/him. Take care of yourself and try to accept your current situation (as tough as it may be.) Dwelling on who you used to be all the time can reopen old wounds and cause you even more unnecessary pain. You can do it, I believe in you.
– Rebecca Elizabeth (A Punk With MS)