Guys–just a warning, you may not have interest in this post!
I have had struggled lately to get a hair style that I like and one that I can do because my right hand is getting weaker. And therefore, it’s harder for me to style my hair like I used to. This first picture is from a year and a half ago. I had a professional picture taken for my book back cover. My hair is naturally curly and I use normally I use a flat iron to smooth down the waves and curls.
The second picture is what I had to go to because my right hand was unable to hold the flat iron, squeeze the flat iron and move the flat iron through my hair. Plus the hand fatigued very easily. This was very disconcerting since I have always liked my hair straight with a slight curl at the end. I’ve been wearing it naturally for the last several weeks. My hair seemed to be getting curlier by the day. And therefore harder to straighten. So the combination of curlier hair and difficulty using the flat iron, I had to make a decision. So I began to wear it naturally.
I remembered a picture that I had from about 10 years ago with my hair shorter than what I have been wearing recently. I like that look and I thought I could do that again. So yesterday we cut off about three or 4 inches of the curls. It is a little short, but of course it will grow. Instead of using a flat iron I am using a curling iron with the brush bristles on it. It is still somewhat difficult to get all the curl out, but it is working better than the flat iron. With the heat of the bathroom, hair dryer and curling iron, I have to take a break so I can cool down. I can recover in about 10 minutes. (Heat makes every MS symptom much worse.)
MS affects every part of my life, including now how I wear my hair. I haven’t really done an MS rant before, because I try to stay very positive and upbeat, knowing I am right where God wants me. I guess this could be considered a rant, because right now I hate my MS.
I hate the pain, overwhelming fatigue, decreased mobility, spams, cramping, heat sensitivity, muscle weakness, ringing in my ears, difficulty sleeping, cognitive changes, bladder and bowel issues and the combination of all of it together. It is not just dealing with one symptom, but all of them together. 24/7/365
BUT, I know I don’t have to be strong on my own.
I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might! Ephesians 6:10