My name is Thelma Ashley:
My back pain started back in 11/1996. I was walking home from work and my ankle was swollen but it started hurting really bad it was stabbing pain which I fell several time that night on the way home.
So I went to Parkland Hospital it took them 6 different visit to the Emergency Room for them to figure out that I had a hairline fracture. I felt that they wasn't listening to me. Anyway I went through Physical Therapy to get my left foot to become stronger so that I will be able to walk on it.
While I was recovering for 8 weeks I put to much strain on the lower part of my back and for years I had a lot of pain on the left side. But I had a small tia during that time period so that really mess me up on my left side.
Then in April 29, 2010 that is when I was diagnose with MS and I have had 3 surgery on the lower part of my back. So hopefully this time the 4th time will I be able to walk like 1 mile a day like I did before.
Do you celebrate your MS Anniversary?