MS showed up unexpectedly right before my 40th birthday. I am a hardworking, self employed photographer and mom, and really didn't have "time" for this to happen. Who does!? Since my initial diagnosis and since beginning my treatment with Copaxone, diet and exercise I have been relatively symptom free. I hope to live as long as I can symptom free and hope to do this my diligent monitoring of my progression as well as sticking to a strict, but not difficult diet and health plan.