It doesn’t have to hurt

I was diagnosed with MS May 3, 2013. That’s a date I’ll never forget. I felt like my whole world was collapsing around me. Just hearing the words, Multiple Sclerosis, was earth shattering. I wondered how did this happen, when did this happen, and what do I do to make this go away. The only question I got an answer to was how do I make it go away. The answer, I can’t. This is probably the most devastating news I’ve ever received.

After a year, I’m still trying to wrap my head around it, but it’s getting easier to handle. I’m on Baclofen, Ampyra and Vemma.  The combination of the Baclofen and Ampyra help with my balance and mobility. The Vemma eliminates the pain. For me this is the regimen that works. The combination helps me to cope. I’m beginning to love my life again. Each day gets a little better and a little brighter. I wake up with a smile that’s not forced. My tears lately are tears of joy and I am extremely thankful for all the support from my family. Life is good in spite of MS!!

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