About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age 48
  • Relationship Divorced

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I am a RN in the ER for 20 years but in 2017 I had to step away from the bedside. I am now at a desk job as an RN. My diagnosis came in 2008 but my doctors feel my symptoms started back in my early 20's.I am not a complainer and being a nurse I just thought all my symptoms were all in my head. Until that one day that everything wasn't fine anymore. I woke up and literally fell out of bed. I couldn't stand up my legs were numb and my muscles wouldn't hold me up. I'm a single mom and still work full time at night as a nurse for 12 hours. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't work anymore. i wouldn't be able to pay my bills or keep my house. I have two kids, one is 24 and one is 12. I feel like such a failure as a mom. I can't do things and I am tired all the time. I never want to get out of my PJ's. I want to date but who wants to get involved with someone with MS and all that comes with it. I haven't found that person. My family act like I am making my symptoms up or better yet they see me working and doing what needs to be done and don't understand that it takes everything I have to get out of bed and approach my days. I just don't know what to do anymore. I feel like my kids would be better off without me here. I have so many medical bills and I am drowning.

Interests

Living Well with MS Employment and education, Emotional support, Healthy living, Insurance and money matters, Healthcare, Mobility and accessibility, Parenting, Relationships and intimacy
Getting Involved Walk MS, MuckFest MS
Hobbies and other interestsReading, tv, movies, cooking, traveling, etc.

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