About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age N/A
  • Relationship Married

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About a year ago, I began experiencing Lhermitte's Sign, which at the time, I didn't know was a symptom. Then about 5 months ago, my balance and coordination got off track. I began falling, and I'm a classroom teacher so I was falling in front of my students. My legs have been numb for 5 months now, and my hands began going numb as well. Being a first year teacher, it was very stressful as it was, then add all of these unknowns...I was going crazy. I finally got a hold of a neurologist, and after many different tests to rule out other things...he finally found lesions in my brain and diagnosed me with MS. It wasn't the diagnosis I wanted, but it's the one I got. I was terrified. A week later, I had a horrible flare up that landed me in the hospital. I was admitted for a month doing physical and occupational therapy, learning to walk again and learning to live a new way. But while I was in the hospital, I held strong to my faith and strong to my positivity. I'm a fighter. Now, I am on summer break, and just trying to learn my new pathways and how to manage the disease.

Interests

Living Well with MS Employment and education, Emotional support, Healthy living
Getting Involved Walk MS, Challenge Walk, Advocacy, Volunteering
Research Research news
Hobbies and other interestsWriting, Teaching, Gaming, Reading

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