I was officially diagnosed with MS back in 2013 after years of symptoms ranging from Optic neuritis, numbness, vertigo, double vision, migraines, and bladder issues. Being diagnosed was scary, and a relief at the same time. Finally having an answer as to what had been happening to me, and now learning all about MS and what this new diagnosis could potentially mean for my future.
One thing I was sure about was that I was not going to let MS rule my life and I did not want others to feel bad for me. I always said that MS picked the wrong woman to mess with for I am a woman with sass and I never give up. The day I met with the neuro and got the confirmation my mother and I left his office and we looked at each other and said it's time for a new tattoo!! That day we got matching tattoos to mark the beginning of this new chapter of life and yes I have gotten several since:-) After lots of testing, making the decision to change neurologist, and several medications later I am where I am today...
I have found new passion in life! I love to paint, I blog, I am an MS volunteer, and I was the MS Ambassador for the local MS Walk last year! I even decided to go back to school for my masters. I have never looked at MS as a negative. I look at it as something that I am blessed with. I have met wonderful people, it has pushed me in areas that I never would have gotten involved with.
Everyone has their own journey, whatever emotions you feel its normal. There were days that I didn't want to get out of bed, but I had friends and family that made me. I reached out for support. You know you the best! You are your best advocate!!!