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I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December of 2009 at the age of 30.  When I suspected I had it after years of sporadic symptoms I started to do research online.  I had a hard time finding out about the things that most people don’t want to talk about like sex (or lack thereof), peeing your pants, wetting the bed and other “embarrassing” problems.  I decided to write a blog that is open and honest about my daily struggles, in detail.  I am going to remain anonymous on this blog so that I can be completely honest without worry of friends and family stumbling upon this blog and being offended or overly worried about me. I’m finding that some family can’t handle the intimate truth of what I am going through but I do need an outlet to share my rants and raves about this whole journey with MS.

I hope that you get something out of this blog if you need support or advise for someone living with MS.  I am an open book here so feel free to comment and ask question or share your experience, strength and hope.

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Butterfly Symbolism

There is a Native American legend that says, ” If you have a secret wish,  capture a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. Since butterflies cannot speak,  your secret is ever safe in their keeping. Release the butterfly, and it will  carry your wish to the Great Spirit, who alone knows the thoughts of  butterflies.

By setting the butterfly free, you are helping to restore the balance of nature, and  your wish will surely be granted.”

They are a symbol of change, joy, and color. (There is also an association of  Faerie folklore with butterflies.) Their flight appears as dancing, and a  reminder not to take things so seriously.

They  have a sense of lightness and joy. They are reminders to get up and move, for  if you can move you can dance, and dance brings joy.

The  butterfly is a powerful symbol for transformation. It leaves the safety of the  cocoon in it’s new form. This is an excellent image for anyone contemplating, or  in the midst of a major change. A butterfly is a strong symbol of  metamorphosis, with distinct stages.

The butterfly is a reminder to make changes when the opportunity arises. Change and transformation are inevitable for us all, but it does not have to be traumatic.Butterfly symbolism is also closely tied to the idea of  spirits and souls. It has been used in many religions and cultures.

http://www.vlinder-01.dds.nl/butterfly_symbolism.htm

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  1. danellemurf / Mar 10 2013 9:50 am

    Well you spoke right to me with your comments about staying anonymous. I’m 43 and recently diagnosed. I hint at it in my blog but never come right out and say it. I talk about MS on FB and my blog but more as support for others, trying to debunk myths. I feel like I’m trapped in my own head. I have minimal support at the moment but hopeful I’ll find some in my travels.

  2. danellemurf / Mar 10 2013 9:51 am

    Well you spoke right to me with your comments about staying anonymous. I’m 43 and recently diagnosed. I hint at it in my blog but never come right out and say it. I talk about MS on FB and my blog but more as support for others, trying to debunk myths. I feel like I’m trapped in my own head. I have no network for support at the moment but hopeful I’ll find some in my travels.

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