MS Saved My Life

I know it sounds crazy but MS did save me.

I was working in medical field as a radiology tech and endoscopy tech. My husband passed out and had fallen on me. I tried CPR until help arrived. I guess the shock of him passing out on me was too much for me. The day after, I noticed my left leg was hurting as I walked to the hospital to see him. I passed it off as from the night prior when he fell on me. We had a 12 year old son at the time. My husband passed away the following month. I continued to have the leg pain with walking. I would have to stop and rest it.

Move forward, after dealing with lots of issues with his family, I happened to fall out of bed and couldn’t get up. I KNEW then that I had the monster and made an appointment with a wonderful MS specialist in NYC. He ordered an MRI and sure enough, MS lesions in the brain, none in C spine. BUT….there was an incidental finding of lung cancer, I had two lesions that were not known to me. I got a double whammy that day but was blessed to know so I could take care of it which I did thanks to my colleagues. Had the top of doctors at two major medical centers in NYC. I have been stable since then and no need for any help. I am on SSDI now which I am not happy with but, no choice. My memory is lousy and I can no longer do my math needed for radiation physics. Heck, I can’t add 2 plus 2! All of this has been tough on my son, especially after losing his father, but he is trying his best to deal with it. He does have his moments but is getting better at understanding my symptoms.

Since then, I have been also diagnosed with breast cancer which was also treated. Now they are keeping an eye on my thyroid…having multiple biopsies but it’s all good so far.

I am blessed to be in the right place at the right time and have no regrets. My son is now 19 and in his second year of college. I am doing my best and taking one day at a time.

Thank you for listening!

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  • MarkUpnorth
    2 years ago

    Wow! First off I’m really sorry for you. But, I’ve never been sorry for me, because I learned on my stay in the hospital in as sterile a double as they could come up with so the neuro’s could try to kill off my immune system, or at least slow it down with steroids or ???, but because my bedmate lay in the next bed with his chest split open only covered with clean sheets as they were fighting a massive infection after quadrouple bypass surgery, and they wanted direct cleansing, every few hours. Every time they lifted the sheet, his chest inners right there! That was Wow!!! Even though I got my diagnosis during that stay, compared to my room mate? I forever after looked at things as thought it could be worse. Here’s the good,… we walked out of that hospital together! Your fight may be long, it may be hard. But Don’t Let it Get You Down.
    You can do it! Even with the many battle wounds of years of MS, life’s good, and I won’t stop trying to make it better. I loved to off road, amongst so many things before MS, so a rocky road is nothing! It’s only the boulders and cliffs you have to watch out for. Sounds like you hit quite a few of those too! One wish for you: Focus on nutrition. It’s making me and many others better! Read about it, Research it, There IS So Much Out There! And many swear it saved them from the big C too. Really!
    Plan: Doctor + Research & Proper Nutrition…..then with Proper Nutrition doing all the work, Back to Doctor to Show Off Results!

  • potter
    2 years ago

    What a amazing journey, I am glad you beat the cancer to see your son grow up. We had a friend that lost his wife to a freak school bus accident. They had three daughters the youngest was four years old. Just as the youngest one was leaving home he was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. He didn’t last very long but we were all so glad that he got his children raised before he left them without any parents or relatives. Potter

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi 1ttaybb,

    Thanks so much for being part of the community, and sharing some of your incredibly, inspiring story. Please know that were here to share support, and lend a friendly ear whenever you need us, We’re sending all good wishes that your blessings continue. -Warmly, Donna (MultipleSclerosis.net team)

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