I had my first "MS attack" eight months ago. However, it took three months of testing to reach final diagnosis. Since then, my life as I knew it has radically changed. I'm still going through different stages of grieving. I don't think I have fully accepted this disease yet, but I'm getting there. Like others, I've learned to overcome many obstacles throughout life. So, I'd like to think of myself as an overcomer. However, this time my ability to demonstrate complete independence and total freedom in my activities of daily living has surely been compromised. Still discovering the new me. Pain, weakness, fatigue and trying to adjust with altered gait are my daily challenges...to name a few.
I'm blessed with a very supportive family and a positive living environment. Above all, I've had a personal relationship with God for a long time. I don't know what I'd do without Him in my life, so thankful. I'm now on disability. I worked as a registered nurse for many years and I'm searching for new ways of living, learning and eventually having fun again. I'm grateful for this community and look forward to sharing support with others.