About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age 35
  • Relationship Married

My Story 1 Appreciate this

In 2010 I was diagnose with having a stroke. At the time it looked to be the correct diagnoses from the MRI bc I had a dark spot in the right of my brain. Since then I've been living my life as if I had a stroke. Came of birth control started eating healthier the whole 9 yards. July 10 2013 I started feeling the sensation of when your hands fall asleep but I was feeling it from my belly to my feet. I thought maybe it was from the heat bc we are in the middle of a heat wave. So by Mondayy husband suggested I should go to the ER bc I could be trying to have a heat stroke. I go Monday July 15th 2013 I was admitted bc test were inconclusive. Tuesday July 16th I found that in 2010 I had an M.S. attack and not a stroke. Since 2010 I had M.S. and didnt know it. What saved my life was I started living as if I had a stroke so the diet and little bit of excercise kept in under control. It slowly spread from my brain to my spin in my neck that's what caused the tingling. I'm officially 2 days diagnosed with M.S. hoping to get home and start my fight on my own. :-) Today in 2015 Im still in a state of denial. I try to let people know a small sample of what is going on I just feel judged and insecure about it. My guy says the more I try to hide it the worse its going to make me feel. I think this year Im trying to accept it 100% and if people like me they like me if they dont they dont. I'm actually getting a better grasp on this going into 2016. I'm a lot calmer and more balanced. Once I accepted my Ms 100% I'm able to do a whole lot more. Yes I still stumble hard but as long as I keep moving forward I feel OK with the scrapes and bruses I get a long the way.

My MS

Type of MS Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
First experienced symptoms2010
First Diagnosed 2013
Symptoms Fatigue, Headache, Tingling Sensation from my belly to me feet July 2013
Treatments Diet, Meditation, Tysabri, Vitamin D

Interests

Living Well with MS Caregiver Support, Emotional support, Healthy living, Insurance and money matters, Healthcare, Mobility and accessibility, Relationships and intimacy
Getting Involved Walk MS, Do It Yourself Fundraising
Research Research news
Hobbies and other interestsI am a hair stylist for a living. I also love to read especially when fatigue kicks in.

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