Patricia – Progression

Patricia’s interview, in english

My name is Patricia I am 34 years old. I have had MS since I was 27 years old. What I wanted to show in this portrait is that I don’t know for how long I will have my capabilities—the same abilities that I have now and I just want to do as much as I can in a day because I don’t know for how long I will be able to do all the exciting things I can do now. and even if sometimes I feel very tired I feel like I should do as much as I can because it might get worse. Except that, sometimes I have to accept that I just can’t do those things right now because I am feeling very tired.

I would say that there are different components, the fact that I know that I have to do as much things as I can. The fact that I can’t always do them because sometimes I feel very, very tired. And the fact that sometimes, I wonder well, am I tired right now because of MS or am I tired just because everyone can get tired sometimes especially when they are asking themselves to do many things. So, it all gets very confusing about what I should do and when I should tell myself, well, hey, that’s fine you did enough today. Where to stop and when to do as much things as I can for the time my body and my mind can do them. So, in this portrait, I tried to show these questions that came to me after MS way more, because before, I wasn’t thinking so much about time because it felt like something I had for a while, I felt like old people worry about time but not young people so I started worrying more about it and my way to use it and if I am using itfine. If I am using it the best I can use it.