About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age 35
  • Relationship Married

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In April 2014, my mom was bitten by a cat at her work. The bite severed a tendon in her left hand and she developed a septic infection. After 5 days in the hospital, a month of IV antibiotics, and major surgery to repair her tendon, she began a downward spiral that has culminated in overwhelming fatigue, inability to sleep more than 2-3 hours a night, and the inability to walk without a cane. After months of doctors appointments and three different, incorrect, diagnoses, we finally received a diagnosis of MS yesterday from her neurologist. I am unsure, at this point, how I truly feel about this. I'm relieved to finally have a diagnosis and that it isn't a brain tumor or any of the other horrific things I conjured up in my mind, but am terrified about what this means for my mom and her future and for my family. I would like to hope that there are treatments that can help her regain her quality of life...

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Living Well with MS Caregiver Support, Emotional support, Healthy living, Insurance and money matters, Healthcare, Mobility and accessibility
Getting Involved Walk MS, Advocacy, Volunteering
Research Research news
Hobbies and other interestsmusic, reading, painting, coloring, hiking, gaming

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