Hope for a Cure for MS Angie’s Story

Last updated: August 2018

Hope for a cure for MS! ❤️

15 years ago I woke up to my mouth sloped to one side, slurred speech, and a headache like you wouldn’t believe. Right side weakness was making it hard to stand and walk. My left side was also all numb. I thought to myself oh man how much did I drink last night and continued to try to eat my breakfast, but I couldn’t. Tt just fell down my face. My mom looked at me and said oh my I think you had a stroke.

I was rushed to the hosptial

I was rushed to the hospital. By the time I got there I was so weak I couldn’t even stand on my own. I was admitted and kept for a month doing test after test after test from angiogram to MRI, cat scan, heart tests, blood work and spinal tap. It was awful. I had to do a lot of therapy and steroids to bring me back to where I was just be to told I had a incurable disease, multiple sclerosis. I didn’t even know what that was. I was so scared.

From that day I changed my life quit smoking and drinking and lifestyle. Along with proper med injections, and vitamins needed to cope with this disease. The last 15 years has been a learning experience for me and my family dealing with whatever comes my way with the ms on a day to day basis. An eye-opener that’s for sure. Some people look at me and say you look fine blah blah blah... But, the truth is everyday has its struggles from having pain, numbness, extreme fatigue, clumsiness, forgetfulness, leg and muscle tightness/cramping, burning pain, vision issues, stabbing pains in head face legs etc. And, things I can’t even try to explain.

My body is always attacking itself and all the nerves within. My body misfire whenever they feel like it. Don’t get me wrong I have good days and bad days but everyday I know this awful disease is living in my body. I could go for a walk and within minutes my leg feels numb, heavy, itchy painful as if I have bricks tied to my leg. I have lesions in both my head and spine... But, I am here.

I am blessed

I am blessed with a supportive, loving, hardworking husband and an amazing son who makes me laugh everyday. I also have such good family and friends and for that I am forever grateful. I can only hope and pray for another 15 years or more to come ❤️

Cure MS!

Be positive... Don’t over do it...

Limit stress... Stay cool!

And always always keeping going!

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