A Really Strong Woman Accepts the War She Went Through and Is Ennobled By Her Scars

My name is Haslie and I am 78 years old and diagnosed in 2010 with SPMS and may have had MS since the early 80s when the first symptoms were vertigo and stumbling and falling. MS do not define who I am or what I do. I just do it differently than before. MS have been a positive and not a negative and I have met people who I would not have met and experience a life that I would not have if I did not have MS. I was in a wheelchair five years before my diagnosis and I accept it as my lemons and I make lemonade, I have three children, five grandkids and living the best years of my life. Yes, I have all the MS symptoms but they are only symptoms. Give me compassion but do not give me pity. Not accepted. I have a disability but I am not disabled, I am able and will not allow anyone to treat me as being disabled, What ever you throw out there is what people will accept and I do not throw out negativity. I live in Reno, Nevada and I love it.

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