Hi there. I'm really glad you found MSConnection.org and hope you find someone here who has been through a similar experience. The Society has a few other ways to connect that I wanted to share with you, too:
One-on-One Peer Connections (by phone & email)
Search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has “been there” and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support via phone or email.
Connect with a Peer Support Volunteer One-on-One : National MS Society
Whether you are newly diagnosed or well experienced with MS, you are welcome to share your questions, experiences, successes and challenges on our website, message boards and chat room. Family members and friends are also welcome and highly valued at MS World
Welcome : MS World
Patients Like Me
Online patient network and real-time research platform for people affected by a variety of medical conditions, including MS. Through the network, patients connect with others ‘just like them’ who have the same disease or condition and track and share their own experiences. Search from more than 500,000 members, with more than 55,000 of which report having MS. Search the MS Community by patient age, gender, treatments, symptoms, and MS disease course (ex. primary-progressive). Membership and usage of the site are free to all participants.
Multiple Sclerosis Community : Patients Like Me
There is also a peer support hotline that is available 9am to midnight ET, 7 days a week and is answered by volunteers with MS. If you would like to connect with someone by phone, the MSFriends hotline
may be reached at 1-866-673-7436
MSFriends - Peer Telephone Support : National MS Society
Please also feel free to call the Society at 800-344-4867 and speak with an MS Navigator if you have questions about MS or need help finding community resources.