Through It All

I wrote a poem when I was graduating from college with my bachelor’s degree. The struggle I had to endure to reach my goal to graduate was rough.

I was diagnosed with relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis in 2006. No doubt, I have had my struggles with the disease. But having MS has taught me how strong I really am. I'm a very goal-oriented person, and if I had let the unpredictable days with this diagnosis stop me from achieving, I wouldn't be true to myself.

From the fatigue to depression, all the different types of mood swings, the aches and pain, and moments of not being able to walk or think straight, I’ve showed MS that I am a warrior. No matter what, I couldn't allow MS to stop me from reaching my goal.

In the moment I started to write this poem, I thought about the people that told me to give up. Never let someone tell you to give up on the dream that is bound to be realized. It takes true committment at times to prove the doubters wrong.

Through It All
Through it all, I have conquered
Through it all, I have sustained
Through it all, I have held my head up high
Yes I cried
Shed plenty of tears
TODAY… TODAY I have dried my last tears
I have found a NEW place
A place filled with my hopes and dreams
Through it all I have conquered
Fought battles to finish my race
My race against the enemy called FEAR
FEAR has strengthened my FAITH
It is My FAITH in the one who SAVES AND PROTECTS ME
Through it all my FAITH keeps me going
Through it all I found a NEW me
I INSPIRE many to my understanding
Now that I have completed this
My work has just BEGUN!!!!
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Tymesha Pradia

Tymesha has been an MS Warrior since her diagnosis in March 2006. Abiding by the philosophy of "never giving up," she has a B.A. in accounting, is currently studying for her CPA and anticipates on getting her MBA in accounting in a few years. She has a passion for writing and also hopes to pen a book one day.

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  • Judith Norris   Oct 27, 2018 11:58 AM

    Your poem is an inspiration! Thank you very much.

    My story is similar to yours with a huge exception. My 78th birthday is November 6. The difference in age is the giant in the room.

    Sixty years of an MS Journey began with my diagnosis in July 1958."Never Give Up" has always been the goal of my life as well.

    I graduated with a BS in Music Education three years later, began teaching, MEd in seven years, traveled to Australia to teach two years, began writing poems and children's stories, wrote a book about my MS Journey.

    Dr. Rudolph Cartwright, Brain Surgeon and 40 year MS Researcher published part of it on his website. However, my attempts at publishing it have been so far unsuccessful.

    May you have much future success.

    Best Always,


    Judigail's Writing
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    Dee-from-The-MS-Funnies  Oct 28, 2018 9:16 PM
    Tymesha - Today, October 28th is my 25th anniversary of being diagnosed with MS. It has slowed me down but it hasn't stopped me. I am a warrior too and giving up is not an option. We need to stay strong and appreciate all of the little things in life. MS has made me aware of the fact that life is a gift even during the challenging times. Take care and keep blazing your path.
  • LovelySunshine  Oct 29, 2018 3:43 PM
    That is so beautiful. I applaud your determination to define your goals and conquer them despite tour M.S. challenges. I too am a warrior because although I have been told I can no longer work. I'm determined to make my own path, and prove I am the only deciding factor in what I am able and not able to do. Keep.striving to be your best self. Much admiration for you!!
  • Tymesha M Pradia   Nov 1, 2018 3:02 PM
    Thank you so much for your comments. I truly am seeking to inspire others, especially battling this awful disease. We can do it!!!
  • capitolcarol   Nov 9, 2018 5:49 PM
    I liked your poem. Congratulations on your many achievements and successes. I admire your determination and wish you all the best in the future.
  • Tom Jeff   Nov 20, 2018 3:00 PM
  • Lorrie Wolf   Nov 25, 2018 6:34 PM
    I've known Tymesha since just before her diagnosis. She has shown such strength in the decade of living with MS. "Through It All" Tymesha never ceases to amaze me. She is truly a Warrior of the first degree! I am truly blessed and thankful to be able to call Tymesha a friend. So, stand down MS Tymesha is fierce and will never stop fighting!
  • C Chandler Tillett   Jan 22, 2019 3:20 PM
    courageous words from a courageous person. Keep fighting and be that warrior from within.
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    Jeff035  May 19, 2019 11:46 PM
    Thanks Tymesha! I find myself in a similar spot that you were in. I was diagnosed in 2014 although I can now see I had symptoms well before that, in the past 2 years my disease has really accelerated. It is my desire to leave my past in sales behind and work with those with mental health and substance abuse problem as a counselor but now that I am finally starting down that path people have said to me, do you really think you should be doing this now/ or how are you gonna be able to? etc. etc.

    So it was more than coincidence that I found your contribution today. I should know better, but it helps to hear others overcoming to remind me that I too can do it. And I agree the only way I have gotten even this far is through my faith in Him who saves and overcame himself.

    I have seen the evidence of strength in my life which is not my own, it surely is His and His alone. To get through each and every day feeling horrible and in pain and on top of that dealing with the grief of my recently deceased wife and daughter,each day missing them so much and feeling like a fish out of water without them but yet still get up and out to appointments and making plans to move forward is, to me like someone else is at the wheel and I'm just in the back seat watching it all go by. Well it makes me thankful for the borrowed strength which makes ALL possible.