When you go to group meetings on the specific subjects, normally you talk about that subject. When I joined my MS support group, I guess I thought it would be more of a round circle kind of discussion group. I’ve definitely have walked away with information that is very useful. I’ve made friends that have been a wonderful additions. I just thought it would be more of a support group of people talking of issues, frustrations and feelings. I didn’t want to do therapy because I was looking for a group of people not really individualized sessions. I’ve heard of one group but that’s the problem, I only heard of it can’t seem to find information on it. The others thing is my spirituality take on things. I can’t go to a group of Debbie Downers and walk away feeling worse then when I arrived. Then was my question do I want a group, would that upset me more? Would it be fitting to where I am with my MS?
My sister wants me to talk to her life coach. Her life coach is a fertility life coach. I trust my sister completely and believe that if she thinks someone is really good, they usually are. However, I have a life coach. My life coach is 100% on my spiritual path but way, way, way more advanced. That’s why she’s the coach. I’ve talked to her many times about my MS and issues I have. Mainly the fear of the future which is 50% of the issues and frustration of the symptoms, carrying the remaining 50%. My sister did say something that struck a chord, maybe if you learn the techniques of a coach, you can help people like you. I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE. That’s why I started a blog, well that and to hear myself speak uninterrupted. ☺️ I can’t be the only person out there that needs to vent or cry. I can’t be the only person out there frustrated that I am 45 dealing with some of the symptoms I have to deal with. I can’t be the only person out there afraid.
People have busy lives, and it’s no different for people with MS. I was divorced, raising a kid, working full time and battling a disease. My cup was over flowing. I certainly could have used someone to talk to back then, but I never had the time, but I could have made a phone call. It would have been nice to talk to someone who has been there, understood what I was going through, even if they just listened. They had the same disease, similar challenges, someone who wasn’t just empathizing or worse sympathizing. A person who literally walked in my shoes. I could have used that, I STILL can use that. I’ve always just wanted to help others, but first I need to help myself. My sister might have just given me my future. As the universe teaches, now I need to find the next logical step.