Thanksgiving 2014

Last updated: November 2014

I was diagnosed eleven years ago with MS. In the beginning things weren't that bad. Then my disease took a turn for the worst! I thought I was in a dream. My relapsing remitting turned to secondary progressive MS. I needed mobility aids to help me get around. My husband left me because I also have Crohn's disease. When I was diagnosed with MS, I think that was too much for him to handle. I now live in a two bedroom apartment because my daughter stuck by my side! She said I'll take care of you mom. I do like it here because everything is on one floor and easy for me.. I have fatigue many times, my speech gets slurred, my pain is unbelievable! But I am so thankful that I am here to write my story. I inject myself with a needle every night and that's ok. I have an illeostomy from the the Crohn's , so things get difficult for me. I keep a good attitude because I know in my heart there are people worse than me.. I try to do my excersizes every night.. I am not giving up! Someday someone will build me an ADA home that's more affordable. But for now, I say stay strong, be stubborn, take control of your illness as best you can! I'm hoping it will be worth it one day !! It's a disease that's hard to live with because we have to expect the unexpected. I can relate to a lot of stories that I have read! But let's all be thankful for being here and trying as best we can..

By providing your email address, you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

Please read our rules before commenting.

Community Poll

Do you use any of the following assistive devices?