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Melissa’s Story (Multiple Sclerosis)

Melissa's Story MSI’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. 🙂

Melissa
Ohio
Submitted 12/06/2014

The informational content of this article 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.

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.

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5 comments

  1. Melissa – Thanks for sharing your story. I hope it will be an inspiration for others who might be going through the same thing. Stay strong! Proud of you!!!!

  2. Wow Melissa! You have a lot to be so proud of. Your story is so inspiring and empowering. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Bonjour Mellisa!
    Wow !
    You’re a strong young , lovely lady with determination to fight like a girl and win !
    You are a wonderful breathe of fresh air , I hope that many people who has /will encounter you , will feel your sense of positiviness , your beauty of seeing life with compassion and your hopes that made that fighter out of you and kept you smiling throughout your challenges . I wish for all to see that at a moment in life whether it is hard or not , to stop , think and remember to smile as this Beautiful Mellisa shares with us !!

    To you Mellisa , I thank you for making my day a pleasant one !!
    With love from Québec, Canada
    Brigitte Estelle xxxx

  4. Melissa,
    What a wonderful inspiration you are not just to M.S. patients but anyone with a debilitating illness. You showed no complaints, just thankfulness to the “earth angels”who you met along the way. I send you all that is good and thank you for your inspiration. Marlene …Vermont

  5. Reading your story has given me hope for the future. I am 26 and was only diagnosed 2 months ago. What a scary 2 months it has been but reading stories like this lift my spirits.

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