Looking back at what I’ve been through as I read personal accounts here makes me grateful to be here. It was February 2000 when I received my diagnosis. As I analyze my version of MS I am grateful to all who went through the trenches of MS.
Referred to an ophthalmologist for vision loss
In 1999, after neck surgery, I lost vision in the right eye and received a referral to an optometrist.
In 1999, the optometrist referred me to an ophthalmologist. The ophthalmologist analyzed me and sent me to the ER of the nearby hospital. Before I left the office, the doctor said, “It looks like MS." Included in ER procedures was a lumbar puncture. After completing ER procedures, I spent the next 3 days in the hospital receiving Corticosteroids and was released.
Diagnosed with MS
In February 2000, I visited the neurologist, who diagnosed me with MS. I cried as he gave me the diagnosis. He joined the tear party.
I’m thinking there was no cure for MS......
A needle!? No, thank you!
His correction of the disease was Avonex. I am thinking really, a needle.....?????!!!!!!?????!!!!!???!!! Since then, I’ve gone from injection therapy to taking pills and infusion. I am feeling grateful to this second for not having to stick myself with a needle.
Grateful for more MS treatment options
As I live with the diagnosis, MS has gone from no medication to injections to pills and infusions. I’m grateful for being relieved of the needle to pills and infusions!!!!!
Does listening to music help lower the severity of your stress or MS symptoms?