About Me

  • Gender Male
  • Age 40
  • Relationship Married

My Story 1 Appreciate this

I got diagnosed with MS September 2016. I had a MRI done to see why I was losing vision in my right eye... They found legions all over my brain, then in my spine. Said it was a severe case of demyelination of my nerves. I have less feeling on my right side of my body, especially in my foot. Right now I'm using a cane to help with the balance, i have a hard time walking from time to time. The right side of my face went numb for awhile, not knowing it was related to MS. The doctors said from the looks of my chart that I probably had it 10+ years easy. This explains a lot of the things that have been happening to me over the years, and here I thought it was just me getting older. No idea it was MS... I draw and make music to help cope with this diagnosis. It's frustrating, but it's the card I got dealt and it's out of my hands. I just try and stay positive about this diagnosis, but sometimes it's hard to stay positive.

My MS

Type of MS Newly Diagnosed with MS, Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS)
First experienced symptoms2012
First Diagnosed 2016
Symptoms Fatigue, Numbness, Walking (Gait), Balance, & Coordination Problems, Vision Problems, Dizziness and Vertigo, Depression, Headache, Hearing Loss, can't grab things sometimes
Treatments Diet, Exercise, Vitamin D

Interests

Living Well with MS Employment and education, Emotional support, Healthy living, Healthcare, Parenting
Getting Involved Walk MS, Bike MS
Hobbies and other interestsMusic, Illustration, Design

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