This is the place I go when life knocks me down. If you haven't heard from me in a long time, it's because life is going good. If you hear from me often, it's because life is sucking. That just seems to be the general rule for this blog.
I need prayers for my brother. He's been having pain in his back for about a year now. His doctor told him that it's just something he's going to have to live with. It's really beginning to effect him in other ways, and he just had a feeling that something wasn't right. He sought a second opinion, and the did an MRI of his back.
Turns out it wasn't "nothing".
I don't know all the details, but what ever is wrong with his back is something they often see if people with Multiple Sclerosis. Just typing those words makes me want to cry. My brother is 31, and doesn't have any children. He's not married, but he has a long term girlfriend. He's very active, and loves hiking and canoeing. The thought of him being disabled in anyway breaks my heart.
The thought of his struggling in any way breaks my heart!
My uncle's wife has MS. She found out about five years ago when she woke up one day and couldn't walk. She has good days and bad days, but she walks with a cane and life is definitely harder for her. She is the only person I really know with this disease, and all I can think of is it's unbearable to think of my brother like that.
I am close with my siblings. What happens to one of us happens to all of us.