My story began in 1976. My legs went numb. It was difficult to drive. I had a 2 year old daughter and worked part time. Doctors could not help. Then in 1984, I had optic neuritis. My left eye went blind for 3 months. Doctors could not help. Then in 1989, I went numb from the waist down. I got a MRI and a spinal tap. And I found out I have MS. There were no medications then, I went on Copaxone in 1998. My employer put me on disability in 1999. I have been treated for depression ever since. I now have secondary progressive MS, am still on Copaxone. My husband passed away 3 years ago, and I now live in a condo, where they cut the grass and shovel the snow. I am fortunate to have 2 daughters and their families living close. I love my 3 grandchildren - they are the light of my life. My major problems are my bladder and keeping up with housework. I tire easily. But, every day is good, I'm very glad to be here.