I’m 22 years old, and in 2008, I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I went completely numb on my right side and was in the hospital for a week before they figured out what it was. Since then, I’ve have many small relapses and two major ones. One was when I started seeing double and was dizzy all the time. Through all the testing of MS, they’ve found tremors. The veins in my legs don’t open and close as they should, and I have vertigo. My epilepsy has also returned.
I’ve encountered the best people that I have ever met, since being diagnosed. When I went to the ER a couple years ago for a relapse, and the on-call doctor was a young man with Multiple Sclerosis also. I’ve also met one of the best doctors I’ve ever seen. I’m now at the Cleveland Clinic because in Cincinnati they don’t have a pediatric MS specialist (I started up there when I was 16).
Now, I haven’t had a relapse in 2 years! I’ve had symptoms, but nothing that ever resulted in a relapse. On my second to last MRI, I had a lesion that has COMPLETELY disappeared. I can only think that, that was God. I have also, happily, been in a relationship for over a year now, am working at a daycare full time and have been doing 5k’s and the MS Walk here for the past 5 years. 🙂
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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.