What Role Has Denial Played in Your Multiple Sclerosis?

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I was in denial at the very beginning for sure, and I kept saying to the doctor you don't understand. See, I just did this documentary about these seriously disabled people, and people on wheelchairs and got very emotionally involved and I'm sure it's just in my head but then six months later I went blind in one eye which is a classic manifestation of the illness and there was really no denying it.

But what I've discovered over the years is that denial is a wonderful coping mechanism as long as you are smart about what denial means. I mean, if you are standing in the middle of the railroad tracks and there's a train coming and you deny that you're going to get hit, you're making a big mistake.

But if you deny the certainty of possible outcomes, that's very liberating, you know, that allowed me to keep going.