Been, Am, and Still Me... Just don't feel like it
Last updated: October 2013
Let's see, just turned 40 and am feeling so blessed although dealing with this. (Siiiigh), The infamous MS.
It was 2005, I was 33 and experiencing vertigo and blurred vision. By the time I was diagnosed, (after the 8th visit to the ER in a course of a year, with the same symptoms) walking was difficult. A single mother of two, scared, and confused, but relieved that I wasn't going crazy, there finally was an answer to the questions that plagued my mind, and the minds of those around me.
"What's wrong with you, why are you walking like that"?
MS?... How?... What about my kids, can I still work as a nurse?
These are just a few of the list of questions, I had no answer to.
MS, is a lonely disease. By that I mean that even in a room full of people, you can still feel so alone. Having a strong base of support and “trying to remain positive”, is extremely beneficial. My Faith keeps me going.
I’ve been on every Med imaginable, and still nothing to ease these symptoms. Fatigue, numbness, tingling, and unsteady gait are just a few.
“This Too Shall Pass”
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