Okay, I've been on Copaxone for over a year (62 weeks to be exact, since I write that on each weekly page of my shot diary.). I have only missed my daily shot maybe 5 times.
Lately when I take my shot my daughter (5 years old) keeps coming over to ask me where I took the shot, if she wasn't there to watch me, and then she will say, "Oh, poor Mommy. You'll be okay." I say to her, "Honey, I'm okay. It's okay." Because I try so hard not to let her think it's hurting me.
Then one day last week she said, "Mommy, when I'm older will I have to take shots too?"
Oh my I hope not!!! And that's all I can say to her, "I hope not honey!"
I can't lie and say, "No, you'll never have to!" Because I just don't know. If my parents had told me that I wouldn't have had to go through all that I've gone through in the last three years, I'd probably be pretty bitter, maybe.
All I can think to say to her is "They'll be a cure and if not a cure, medicine like this helps."
Gees, I hate this! Not the having to take shots (I loath those! ;-)), not the living with MS, but trying to explain it to people and especially my children. My son is 18 months old now. He'll be asking the same questions soon enough. I just want to have better answers for them.