First trailer for Arrested Development - Season 4!
Oh my god.
Growing up, I realized I had a small chance of ever having a normal life. My mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was small so I never had the traditional mother experience. As time went by, her conditioned worsened to the point where she couldn’t use her legs any longer and had to resort to an electric wheel chair to help her mover around. Because of this, I basically became my mother’s care taker over the years (older brother was always at football practice, work, or playing the drums at church and my dad was always working). I had basically acknowledged that life away from my mother was going to be nearly impossible but I figured that my brother would at least be able to have a normal, successful job.
This past month my brother was hospitalized because something in his brain was preventing him from seeing properly. The doctor’s initial belief was that my brother could have a brain tumor. When I heard the news, my world collapsed all around me. All I could keep thinking about over the next few days was death. I thought I was about to lose my older brother. How could he go out like this, he was only 23 years old!?
When his MRI results returned, his diagnosis was bittersweet. Luckily, he did not have a brain tumor but he did have MS, the exact same disease that crippled our mom so many years ago. Once the diagnosis came in, I realized I had zero chance of having a normal life. I will, at some point, have to take care of not only my mom, but of my brother too. I will lose my brother to the same disease that has already destroyed so much of my life. There is nothing I can do except to support my family and be the best brother/son that I can be.
If you read this whole thing, you are one of the few who knows how terrible I feel inside. I’ll still continue laugh and smile on the outside though.