About Me

  • Gender Male
  • Age 46
  • Relationship Widowed

My Story 1 Appreciate this

Was told after a shoulder MRI in 2011 that it showed what looked it MAY be MS but a neurologist hadn't read or confirmed it so my doctor told me that it was something to "look out for in the future" but I probably am fine and wont develop the disease. Well fast forward to 2014 and more MRI's showed conclusively lesions in my brain and down my spinal cord. I had relapsing remitting MS I was told. Despite medical experience I knew nothing about this particular disease. My granddaughter was born in 2013 and and in 2014 when my disease really took off unfortunately was in prison as it blossomed, I don't recommend. I saw year after year my physical capabilities and endurance being cut in half each year. I know now that I displayed symptoms at least 3 or 4 years before the intial find but I always thought it was due to depression (my fatigue and depression). So now I have been recently released to make something again of my life however I am doing this without my wife and daughter who tragically died 9 months before I came home. I am fatigued ALL the time. I have pains that are getting worse all the time as well as all the other good stuff that comes along with MS. I am committed to try to work in a field that helps others with mental health and/or substance abuse and am just beginning the courses I need to get my certification. It will be the first job that I will actually get up nd want to go to . So I am trying to build a new life for myself while dealing with all the symptoms that we all go through and I just finally became brave enough (or desperate enough) to reach out to others who understand what its like.

Interests

Living Well with MS Caregiver Support, Employment and education, Emotional support, Healthy living
Getting Involved Volunteering
Hobbies and other interestsI walk on my own however far I can with rests in between.

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