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What in the world is going on with me

It all started in 2002 I was having trouble with my left eye I had to go see an ophthalmologist who told me that I had something called six nerve palsy basically the sixth nerve in my I had disconnected and I had a lazy eye I had to wear my glasses with a prism put in it for over a year-and-a-half I got through that then in 2006 I was having issues yet again I was a house cleaner I was down on my hands and knees cleaning the base of the toilet and I could not feel my legs and I could not get up I went to the doctors I was told I had something called transverse myelitis I asked the doctor not to sugar coat it please tell me what that means he told me that basically you have inflammation of your spinal cord on both sides which is often a precursor to multiple sclerosis he said I’m not telling you that you will be getting MS anytime in the near future you might not get it at all then in 2007 I was sent to the hospital for a routine test where I had to sit in front of the TV and watch black and white dots on the TV screen for two and a half hours but it’s time the test was over I could not get up yet again I was sent straight to the emergency room and was put in the hospital and MRI and a spinal tap confirm my worst nightmare it was in fact MS I have a lot of mixed emotions I was confused sad mad but with a lot of research I come to find out what my disease really is about there is an awful lot of people out there with the disease it is now Year 2016 I am happy to say that I am in remission in the beginning of my diagnosis I was going in and out of the hospital every three months due to relapses I would just love to let everyone know who’s living with him as not to give up this is not the end you can do anything you can put your mind to and I have decided that I am not going to go down like this and I’m going to keep on walking until I can’t walk no more even if I have to crawl thank you and God bless.

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  • AllisonJo
    3 years ago


    I was glad to read your story and am happy to hear you are in remission! That is great and a testament to your great attitude. I hope you continue to do well and stave off this disease as long as possible.

    We do adapt and change along with our symptoms and I love that you are “not going to go down like this”….you’re a fighter which will help you so much as time goes on.


  • DonnaFA moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi, mspenny, thank you for sharing your story, your bright outlook, and your good news with us!

    We’re happy to have you in the community! -All Best, Donna ( team)

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