My story, started in 2006. With what we coined "a hitch in my get along". A limp that was slight in my right leg. It would just come and go. No rhyme or reason. Thought I was overweight and pinching a nerve. Fast forward to 2008. I'm working in a gas station. My customers are noticing the left side of my face drooping and my speech slurred. I ignored those signs as well.a couple months later, I was sitting in class one evening shortly after the droopy face. Things started sounding funny, looking strange, and I couldn't hardly speak. I was rushed to er. A TIA, they said. The other symptom that followed, that I should have really paid attention to- the numbness in the left side of my face. We are jokesters in my home. I truly thought my kids had put Icy Hot on my pillow as a joke. The ER told mr to follow up with my primary. In February of 2009 I had an MRI scheduled. That morning before the MRI appointment things really went dark. I was getting ready to leave for the MRI appt and I began to have a stroke on my front porch. By the grace of God two of my friends were there with me right then. They called an ambulance and off I went. That stroke landed me in the hospital for 12 days while we waited for whatever news was coming. Day 6 the neurologist said I think you have Mutiple Sclerosis. Now the really scary part- she continued on saying there was a mass on the lower back of my brain, she thought might be a tumor. The next two days time just stopped. Laying there in the hospital, all I could think "Is this really how my story ends?" Then the results were back. Just MS!! I'm so very grateful. Even though I really had no clue what I was getting ready to endure. Fast forward to today. After 7 different therapies since 2009, I am finally on a treatment that seems to be working. And my life is something worth living.