I am the author of Multiple Sclerosis, an Enigma, a memoir of the diagnosis of RRMS, and am soon to launch its sequel, Multiple Sclerosis, Melanoma and More. I have also donated four poems and an essay to the inaugural edition of Something on our Minds, with Tracey Todd and Sean Mahoney.
I did inject Copaxone for four years, but when it failed to keep me on my feet and working, I retired and stopped the DMD. Instead, I had altered my menu the year I was diagnosed, eliminating meat, dairy and fried foods. I lost 50 pounds, daily headaches ceased, and energy improved. Well, why wouldn't I be more energetic; it was like putting down ten 5 lb. bags of potatoes and walking freely without them!
I work with my husband making quilts and writing books (of poetry, of educational advocacy, of small town life and of MS in my life.) We have a small shop called Wooden Toy and Gift (please visit us at www.woodentoyandgift.net)
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Fatigue continued, depression ensued, and with correct medication for depression and high-dose vitamin D for energy, I am living my happily ever after years with my husband of 43 years.
My motto continues to be a quote from psychologist John something: I am not perfect, but I am enough.