About Me

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  • Age 50
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My Story 0 Appreciate this

I was diagnosed in 2010, but I had been having symptoms for years before that (which made sense after I found out I had MS). One of the biggest challenges I have been dealing with is acceptance. I know I have MS, but I try so hard not to worry every second of everyday (which is getting harder and harder to do as my symptoms get worse) My favorite symptom is fatigue, my middle name has become Im tired. Everyday is a struggle and I fight so hard to keep the fatigue from stopping me. Its the invisible symptoms that are the most bothersome, and the most challenging. Everyone assumes because you look okay that you feel okay, they dont see the battle going on inside. My second favorite symptom is slurring my words, when I am tired (which is most of the time) or try to talk to fast I have tendency to slur my words or merge words together. Which has caused some funny yet embarrassing moments. I did invent an ingenious word when I merged your welcome, it came out as yelcome, which I have now included as part of my permanent vocabulary. Some of my friends have also adopted this new word. I try to stay positive, even if there are days where I just want to bury my head. MS may take a lot of things from me, but it cant take my humor.

My MS

Type of MS Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
First experienced symptoms2006
First Diagnosed 2010
Symptoms Fatigue, Walking (Gait), Balance, & Coordination Problems, Tremor
Treatments Diet

Interests

Living Well with MS Emotional support
Hobbies and other interestsPainting, Writing, Photography

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