About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age 47
  • Relationship Married

My Story 0 Appreciate this

Jan 27, 2016 I kept tripping and my right leg was dragging. Jan 28, I got an odd spiraling pain in my back. Then I got the flu. Jan 29, I started to lose function in my right arm. Jan 30 I'm not sure what is happening. Jan 31 I am in the ER, Feb 2nd I am being diagnosed with MS. April 8th, I am fully confirmed that I have MS. It's been 5 days of absorbing this and almost three months of side effects, tons of tests, lots of sickness, and yet, I look fine. Inside, my head has pressure every day that makes me nauseous or dizzy. My ear muffles. I am itching all the time. I can feel my lesion "activate" and the day changes course immediately. I'm 44 years old, I have 4-5 old lesions on my brain and a one new one which came in with a bang. Right now, I face a tidal wave of medication choices and I feel lost. Trying to juggle work, my family, my diagnosis. My bills keep mounting, the doctor appointments keep coming and time keeps running out on me. But I look fine. This is my major MS moment. I'm in it right now and doing everything I can to keep my compass pointing north. My biggest challenge is not letting my mind run away with this.

Interests

Living Well with MS Emotional support, Healthy living, Healthcare, Parenting
Getting Involved Walk MS
Hobbies and other interestsThose are luxuries right now that I dont have

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