In 2007 I woke up having problems with my vision. I went to my eyes checked and they told me to see an Ophthalmologist. He mentioned that I had Optical neuritis and referred me to a Neurologist. I saw him the next day and sent me to get an MRI. The next day he admitted me to the hospital so I can a series of steroids treatment for 3 days. My doctor had not told me that i had MS. While getting the steriod treatment he wanted me to get a spinal tab done. The next day he sat with me and told me the results "You have MS" the Spinal Tab confirmed that I had MS.
My greatest fear was telling my family. The first person I called was my daughter, than my sister. They both left work to be by my side.
After being discharged I went to see my doctor who explained to me the mediation he was putting me on and to go to the MS Society website.
I want to be able to travel as much as I can.
I have my good days and bad. Keeping busy and speaking to friends and family helps me a lot. I thank God for my granddaughter. She keeps me busy. Even though I would love to do more things with her like running which I cannot do.
What I would tell a new person with MS is not to loss faith the MS society is there to help you in any way possible. There are so many new medication and the doctor will find the best one suitable for you.