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sunEz commented on the post, Pain Changes You 1 hour, 21 minutes ago

My daughter has had chronic pain for 4 1/2 years now. It’s all day every day, all over her body. We have tried so many things but nothing eases her pain. She just turned 28 yesterday and was diagnosed at 22. It is so difficult to watch someone you love hurt so much. She doesn’t have the strength to join any social groups or date. Chronic pain suc…

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itasara commented on the post, Body Image 5 hours, 27 minutes ago

I like others here had a poor body image starting probably as a child but not so aware until I was a teenager. I wasn’t dx with MS until I was 57. I really don’t feel my poor body image had much to do with MS except that after 12 years of injections, my thighs look like lumpy hills, and I used to have nice looking legs.
You know how little…

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Happy Go Lucky commented on the post, The Differences With MS After The Ten Year Mark 15 hours, 14 minutes ago

There was one more thing I wanted to comment on. When I was first diagnosed, I was so scared. I imagined that every possible disability would happen to me. It didn’t help that my Aunt told us that we should be looking into convalescent hospitals, because her friend was in one 8n two years. For those who are newly diagnosed, know that most of the…

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Happy Go Lucky commented on the post, The Differences With MS After The Ten Year Mark 15 hours, 24 minutes ago

I have had MS for 29 years now. I still try to stay positive, but it has a different quality than it did in the past. The real secret for me, has been accepting the disease. This has been made easier with age. I no longer feel that I have to explain why I’m not working. I just say that I’m retired. Other people can’t see what I’m feeling and they…

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ilene821 commented on the post, The Differences With MS After The Ten Year Mark 17 hours, 36 minutes ago

Thank you so much for writing this! I’ve had MS for 26 years, and I thought that I was crazy. I don’t feel the optimism that I read about many people having. Having MS has taken its toll on my body. Yes I’ve been able to stay on a Disease Modifying Drug for many years, but I’ve still had my body and symptoms change over time. I am so glad to know…

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Jen77 shared a new story 17 hours, 38 minutes ago

This last week has been pretty intense… last Friday I thought I had an eyelash in my eye and by Sunday I had lost my vision while I was working.

Nothing alarming other than my vision loss

I am an emergency […]