I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis the day before Thanksgiving in 2007. I’m pretty sure I’ve had this disease years before that. The first signs were small, like sleepiness to pain in the back of my head and progressed from there. I have to fight everyday to get up and go. I deal with chronic pain in my joints to fatigue regularly and sleep maybe 2+ hours a night. On really stressful days I have double vision and my legs feel like cement bricks, and I just have no energy to move.
I work as a medical assistant. So on top of daily symptoms, I now have to be extra careful to not get sick. I especially have to be careful after infusions. I get up and do what I have to do for my son; he is my number one, my world.
I have met so many people that have this disease and help those newly diagnosed find their way. I am hoping that my story reaches out to my fellow snowflake family to inspire them to keep moving forward. Don’t give up. You are not alone.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.