Today, I Coped

Posted: February 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Today, I coped by crying.
Today, I coped by
researching to help ease the immediate fears I had.
Today, I coped by
being there for a friend during the loss of his father and gaining some much needed perspective.
Today, I coped by punching and kicking out emotional tension with a workout
Today, I coped by
remembering food does not feed emotions.
Today, I coped by praying.
And today, I will cope by turning to you all for support.

My mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis today. The most wonderful, giving, loving, and selfless person I have ever known. It came completely unexpected. I can’t help but feel afraid as watching a loved one’s health diminish is one of my ultimate fears. All I can say is the only way I know I can continue to cope is with faith. I appreciate any prayers, positive thoughts, or whatever you got sent my mother’s and my family’s way as we adjust to this news. And super prayers for the health of the best woman out there. I love you, Mom.



146 Comments to “Today, I Coped”
  1. runblondie26 says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my prayers.

  2. My prayers are with you and your family, Tina

  3. Tina, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

  4. Shannon says:

    I am so sorry to hear this devastating news. Our prayers are with you and your family. My husband is a physical therapist and I can’t stress the importance of finding a very good pt. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions and demand the best care. So many physical therapists don’t keep up on the latest evidence based treatments. They just keep doing what they did 10 years ago. Knowledge is key to getting the best treatment. {hugs}

  5. I’m so sorry to read this, Tina…you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…

  6. ashleigh says:

    I am very sorry to hear about your mom. Keep your head up!

  7. I’m so sorry to hear this! I’ve been there….twice. my dad was diagnosed 18 years ago and then it was my turn 2 years ago. If you need to talk or anything, email me anytime! I also started MS Mates if you want to pass it on to your mom. ( newly diagnosed are paired with one of us that’s had it awhile for support and encouragement.
    There’s so much info and it is different for every single person. I’m happy to help in any way I can, for your mom and for you.
    Sending you big hugs and much love!
    xoxo -j

  8. I’m praying for you and your family, Tina. *hugs*

  9. Heather says:

    I just got around to reading this today. Many hugs to you and your family……

  10. I am so sorry to hear this, Tina. My Uncle has had MS for many, many years. His never went into remission but I hope better things come for your mother. If you want to talk about anything I’ve read or talk to my aunt who is his care giver, she would probably be happy to talk to you. Just e-mail me. Sending prayers your family’s way.

  11. Holly says:

    Tina, I am so sorry to hear this 🙁 You & your Mom are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Just know though, that there is some GREAT treatment out there for MS…I hope your Mom can get on some of it & not have any side effects. xoxo

  12. I’m so sorry, Tina. I will be praying for your mom, and you and your family.

  13. Joy says:

    When my mom was diagnosed with brain cancer my sister told me to not fear the diagnosis. And she was right! Some of my bet memories with my mother were joining forces and fighting her disease together as ours!

    My other comment is I have a few friend’s with ms and they are all doing pretty well! So keep the faith!

  14. Emily says:

    Oh, Tina. I’m so sorry. Sending lots of hugs and good thoughts your way.

  15. jassy says:

    already prayed for your mother…God knows and have a reason for everything that our minds may most of the time not comprehend…God loves your Mom, don’t worry 🙂

  16. I am so sorry, Tina. Sending your hugs and love. I can;t imagine how hard this is. I have a cousin with MS and a client with MS. Luckily there are some amazing treatment options and awesome support systems and resources. XO

  17. Sarah says:

    Oh, Tina. I would hug you right now if I could.

  18. Carolyn says:

    Thinking of you today and sending lots of prayers your way. My mom is my best friend as well and I can’t imagine what you are going through. What I do know is God is faithful and He does amazing things. Keep praying. So glad you have the faith to get you through this.

  19. I am so sorry. Sending prayers and love to you all <3

  20. Missy says:

    Aw, hon! I’ll pray…and also leave you with this:
    My friend was diagnosed with MS at 15…he is now 32, med-free and runs iron man triathletes.

    There is always hope. And love.

  21. Mellissa says:

    Thinking about you and your family today. Know that I am always hear and love you!

  22. So sorry! Will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers. My mom and hubby’s sister were both diagnosed recently with breast cancer so I do understand how you’re feeling. It’s hard to hear this news about these very important women in our lives. Sending hugs your way.

  23. Melissa says:

    I’m so sorry about your mom. Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way!!!

  24. Karen says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you adjust to this news. I have a few friends that have MS and they lead great productive lives. I am always a generous donor when it comes to MS research since I know people directly impacted by the disease.

  25. Susan says:

    Oh Tina. I am so, so sorry. I really hope your Mom is okay and that MS doesn’t take too horrible of a toll. And I hope you are doing okay coping with this news. Let her know she has the love and support of bloggers too!!! xoxoxo

  26. I am so sorry to hear about this news! I am really praying for your mom and your family.

  27. So sorry about your mama. She’s in my prayers <3

  28. Wow, I cannot even imagine what you are going through right now but just wanted to say your family is in my thoughts. Sending good vibes your moms way….

  29. Brittany says:

    Please know that you and your mom and family will be in my heart and prayers, always! Much love, tina!

  30. Caitlin says:

    you’re in my thoughts!

  31. Omy gosh Tina, I am so sorry 🙁 I know you will be strong for her through whatever struggles she will have to face!

  32. Heather M says:

    So sorry Tina! Will definitely be praying for your mom. I am a nurse for a doctor who is an MS specialist. I don’t know how much I could help you but if you ever have any questions or anything feel free to email me anytime.

  33. Amanda says:

    I’m so sorry for your awful news. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  34. I’m just reading this now and it breaks my heart. My grandmother was diagnosed with MS and it was incredibly painful for the entire family. Interestingly, she was stronger and braver than any of us, which is how we all remember her – as a fighter. Hang in there, you have a whole world of bloggers supporting you.

  35. Shayla says:

    I’m so sorry Tina, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A couple weeks ago my mom was in surgery to have a brain tumor removed that could have left her blind. Thankfully everything turned out for the best, but I got through it with the help of God and prayer. I know you will too and I know God is with you during this time.

  36. (((HUGS))) You and your family are in my prayers.

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