It started when I was only 14
Hi! My name is Grace and I am currently 17 years old. I have only been diagnosed for about 8 months. As a young girl, I had my first flare up when I was around 10 years old, my next one was when I was 14, and my most recent was was this year and they finally officially diagnosed me. I lost all of my peripheral vision, my balance (No high heels for this girl!), and my stamina.
As you can tell, I've been dealing with a 'rare' case of MS most of my life but just recently the symptoms are starting to really take me down. I have no energy (What I do have I have to use for school), I'm in alot of pain, and I've recently had trouble controlling when I go to the restroom.
Being diagnosed so young has given me an opportunity to find out what helps me function and what makes me worse. I cannot eat greasy foods and so I have been eating healthy and trying to lose weight which seems to help tons!
My dad has been the most helpful, he helps me make appointments and get around. He recently bought me a cane, that helps me walk around better.
I know I am young, and I am newly diagnosed but I also know I will be able to get through this, and I'm sure you can too!
Does your employer provide workplace accommodations due to your MS?