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LEMTRADA is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Because of its risks, LEMTRADA is generally used in people who have tried 2 or more MS medicines that have not worked well enough. It is not known if LEMTRADA is safe and effective for use in children under 17 years of age.

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Why Me? LEMTRADA patient blogger: Chad By Chad, Husband, Father, Software Engineer • April 14, 2017

Lemtrada® Patient Chad’s children

If you’re anything like me, one of the initial thoughts crossing your mind after hearing, “you have relapsing MS” is “why me? Why do I have this disease? Don’t I have enough other things to deal with?”

Well you’re in luck because I have an answer for you. The answer: just because. It’s as simple as that. Everyone has trials in their lives and we are just “fortunate” enough to have this one. Maybe some of us face other obstacles as well, but I can only speak about relapsing MS and how it’s affected my life, so I’ll explain my answer. I don’t answer that way to be rude or sound uncaring but we have it (relapsing MS) and asking why may not do us any good, unless we really search for the answer with real intent.

The question shouldn’t be why but what. As in what are we going to do with our bodies, even when they don’t work as well as some others’ may? That’s a decision I believe we can all make conscious choices about. Granted some people have more physical capabilities than others, but this question applies to each person individually.

At times we may not be able to control our physical bodies, but if you can read this post yourself or comprehend it while it’s read to you, then hopefully you’re able to make a decision not to dwell on your physical self and concentrate on making yourself mentally invincible.

As I’ve said in another post, faith, hope, determination, and the relationships we form with other people help to make us mentally invincible. I can’t stress this enough: don’t ask yourself why, ask yourself what will help you keep going. One of the great things about the answer is that there isn’t just one. Everyone can find a different answer for themselves, and none are wrong. I’m really interested to see your answers so I’ll start by listing some of mine:

  • Faith in God that I will make the right decisions
     
  • Love I share with my family that helps me through all sorts of situations every day, whether positive or not so positive
     
  • Love I share with friends who I attempt to make smile every day
     
  • Love and acceptance I receive from people I don’t know, but come in contact with every day

Love helps me remember that even though I can’t control everything, there are people all around who are there for me. And when it comes to tough choices, I would recommend that you make the choice to make the most out of what you have, and be grateful. Find your answers.

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