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MS storiesI was diagnosed when I was 16. That was 19 years ago, as I am now 35.

It has been a long and turbulent road as so many others who live with this disease come to know. Not being alone in the fact that I can’t begin to tell all that I have been through and will continue to go through. Physically and mentally.

The hardest part of all of this unfathomably destructive disease is the conformity of it, not wanting to give in but having no choice.

Not giving in and fighting is a part of everyday life for us.

With that being said, even though we ALL continue to fight our individual battles, we all can agree on one thing, THIS DISEASE SUCKS.

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  • Patricia
    6 years ago

    That’s a true statement. It hurts and is so aggravating. The more I say I have MS but MS don’t have me is like fighting in a ring but the opponent is me. I am fighting myself and no one wins. We both get a lucky blow and knock each other out. Yeah MS sucks!

  • Dalene
    6 years ago

    I agree! I am sad to say my oldest daughter was just diagnosed with MS. Genetics or familial, it sucks! I have been battling this since I was a teen, diagnosed when I was 36. My daughter is 39, I now can look back and see symptoms she had that we attributed to her severe back problems. I have prayed that none of my children would be affected by this. There is a variety of neurological diseases in my family, I think it was inevitable!

  • Dave E
    6 years ago

    I have just been diagnosed this July but have realized I have been in the Battle for 5 years actively. A positive attitude is the best medicine though very hard at times as we MUST battle on a daily basis. Its good that you are expressing yourself, I have my own FB Page that I do a daily entry and though out the day if I see something of the positive nature I forward to my wall. I agree this disease sucks but try and find the positive things that are around your life and keep fighting!!!!!

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