This is a guest post by Jennifer Digmann
Last week my close college friend, Jen, turned 40. Jen’s husband surprised her with a party and there was no way that Dan and I would have missed it. We drank a little, laughed a lot and had a great time. Once the festivities were over, I wondered about a few things.
Like when people ask me how I am doing and wonder about my MS (healthline link), do they really want the truth?
I usually answer quickly that, “I’m fine,” but this weekend I felt comfortable enough to answer a little more honestly. That honest answer seemed to make one of my dear friends uncomfortable. This surprised me because she always has been supportive of my dealing with this disease. But it made me wonder if a close friend only wants to hear about the positive stuff, do most people who ask really want to know the truth about this disease?
Either way, I know that while there are several medications to help people with MS, there really is no medicine as good for your soul as time spent with the best of friends.
With Jen turning 40, I realized that I also will be 40 in 13 months. I felt pressure, and I’m not sure why. But I know I better get to accomplishing something. What I need to accomplish I’m not yet quite sure. I wondered is this pressure because of my upcoming milestone birthday? Or is it something else? Do you ever feel that way?