About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age N/A
  • Relationship Single

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September 2014, one of the toughest months in my life. I lost my great-grandmother...and had my first experience of MS...and I never knew I had it. I was in college and felt such immense pain in my arms. It was like my arms were asleep, but the pain was so bad that I didn't want to move my arms unless necessary. Every time I left the classroom, I pushed through the pain, trying hard not to buckle down and not give in. I would go home and kept the pain and what I was experiencing to myself, thinking that it would go away. It would, but the next day after class, I have the pain all over again. My first challenge with the pain wasn't experiencing it...it was telling my family about it. I was afraid to tell my parents about the pain I was in because I thought that they wouldn't believe me. (I never did something like that again.) After a month, my grandmother saw my reactions to the pain I was having. When I told her, she made sure that we got answers. I didn't want to believe that it was MS. I thought I had Carpal Tunnel or a pinched nerve. I wasn't the only one who was struggling with the discovery. My parents and grandmother were stunned by it. Even though I couldn't believe it myself, I had to calm down and be the rock for my mother and grandmother. Before I was diagnosed, I had dreams of being an artist. I also wrote my own fairy-tales, with hopes of having one of the published into a book. I do whatever I can to make that my MS doesn't stop me from doing what I love. One of the important lessons I learned when I got diagnosed is that you're never alone in this. My family, especially my grandmother, told me that I didn't have to hide the pain from them. My family was there for me when I needed them. If your family isn't there for you, someone is willing to help. You just need to reach out and find them.

My MS

Type of MS Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
First experienced symptoms2014
First Diagnosed 2015
Symptoms Fatigue, Numbness, Emotional Changes, Depression, Headache
Treatments Tecfidera

Interests

Living Well with MS Healthy living
Hobbies and other interestsdrawing, painting, writing, reading

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