About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age 43
  • Relationship Married

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After being diagnosed with MS, I started college at the age of 28. I will be honest, I was not completely compliant on the Betaseron shots. Who wants the side effects? I was working full-time, going to college part time, and I was a care giver of my husband who was injured in the military seven years earlier. I had no time for MS to slow me down. I did have a few flares along the way. However, I also learned to just let things go. Don't sweat the small stuff, and give the big stuff over to God (or your higher power). Since I was getting an associates in applied science, I had a lot of opportunities to do research and papers on MS. This helped me understand my disease, and release that I am bigger than this disease- this acronym. Thankfully in 2013, they came out with Tecfidera and I have been fully compliant on my medication. I have been flare free since that time as well. I have also gone on to begin my bachelors in science. I will not let this disease stop me now or ever from accomplishing my goals or dreams.

Interests

Living Well with MS Employment and education, Healthy living, Healthcare, Relationships and intimacy
Getting Involved Walk MS, Advocacy
Research Research news
Hobbies and other interestsReading, taking care of my pets (dogs and parrots).

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