My mountain started in 2005. Engaged in February, diagnosed in April, spinal tap, and MRI confirmed MS in June. Married in July.
WOW! What a year, right?
The years to follow went from a new beginning to a depressing end in January, 2008. Divorced again for the second time, two young children and alone. Picking up the pieces was probably the easy part. Finding someone to help give me my injections was the hard and embarrassing part. Still fairly young, I want to enjoy my life that has had many obstacles. Not only do I have MS, I also have RA and Fibro (diagnosed at 10), IBS and anxiety. Lost my job in 2011. Now waiting to see if SSDI says I qualify.
I truly miss working and being active, but do not miss the headaches and stress. (Not that this past year hasn’t been full of all that.) I see, hear and read about people with MS and all they do. Such success stories. Hoping one day I will get a change to be one of those success stories. SO many people and the MS Society have helped me over the years.
My plan is to pay it forward when I get the chance. No one should live with MS or with any chronic disease or illness.
HOPE. PRAY. BELIEVE.