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I have to fight

I was diagnosed with MS in 2007. From the day forward I have refused to let it ru left me. Does that mean I don’t experience any of the symptoms that others do? No I just can not let it stop me. I have tingling and numbness 24/7 365 days or 366 if it’s a leap year. I get overwhelmed at work if there is too much going on and there is no plan. I have to have a plan where I leave things because I can forget within seconds where I put things, my son can attest to the times I blamed him for moving things when he didn’t, sorry sweetie. But I have learned that exercise, especially strength training, and eating healthy has helped me to live a stable life with this disease. My faith in God, knowing that he will bring me through this for his glory and that some how and in some way I will help someone else is what I stand on. Do I know what will happen? No. But I must live my life to the fullest no matter what.

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  • Lisa Emrich moderator
    4 years ago


    I just wanted to reach out and thank you for sharing your story and being a part of our community. I’m like you; I can get easily overwhelmed if there are too many things going on at once. I used to be amazing at keeping enormous amounts of information straight in my head without needing to take notes. If anybody DOES move something around the house from where I had thoughtfully placed it, then things become challenging. Thankfully I have an understanding family that understands what “please, just leave this here” means. 🙂


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