Did you feel hopeless when you got diagnosed in your 20's? Here's what you NEED to know.
"You've got multiple sclerosis," said the Neurologist.
"May I go to the bathroom quickly?" I mumbled as I got up and dragged my feet towards the bathroom, for an escape.
No one forgets the moment of their diagnosis
We all remember that moment where we got told we had MS.
In my case, I was 20, and to be honest, I had so many back to back hardcore relapses that it was obvious to those that knew of MS that I had it, meaning that I was getting diagnosed by my friends and family already before this appointment.
But it didn't make hearing those words any easier.
My future felt bleak and hopeless
I was then directed my friends and fam to meet-ups of people with MS. The problem was that everyone there was already far deteriorated by this disease and +50 years old.
They told me how bad this disease was and how it had stripped so many things away from them... I felt like my future was bleak, hopeless, over.
I'm now running my own business
But fast forward to now, I am now running my own business (https://www.uunn.co.uk/) and have been for five years now.
The reason I want to share this is because it should be spoken about.
Amazing achievements within our MS community
We should know all kinds of amazing achievements that happen within our MS community, especially for young people who have so much ahead of them and feel like there's no point for them to even begin or feel like so many things aren't possible anymore.
Having MS doesn't mean you can't achieve greatness
Yes, MS is horrible but it doesn't mean that you won't be doing great things and perhaps your journey will be different to others, but you will achieve great things.
You will get that job you love.
You will have a partner that loves you.
You will, you will, you will.
Does your employer provide workplace accommodations due to your MS?