Just over a year ago, I got an MRI report that suggested I have MS. After further testing, we found that to be true. In a lot of ways, getting this diagnosis is the best thing that could happen for me. I might not *want* MS, but I am happy to know what's going on. … Continue reading Monday Motivation– Effort
Wedding picture from 2004. We were utter babies. Only 19 years old! Today is my 15th wedding anniversary! I know a lot of people say the years go by fast...but that's not really true in my case. I feel like it was a few lifetimes ago. My husband and I have been through SO much … Continue reading Anniversaries
Last Monday, I had my first month check-up since starting my MS disease modifying drug, Tecfidera. I am tolerating the medicine well. I haven't had nausea and diarrhea since the first week. Sometimes I think I have a bit more energy. However, I often pay for that by overdoing it and exhausting myself for the … Continue reading Monday MS Check-in: First month check-up
In my first post about MS, I included a picture of me. I had make up on. It was taken before this most recent flare hit. I captioned it, "As you can see, I don't look sick..." I've heard that a lot in my life. "But you don't look sick." On left, picture from yesterday. … Continue reading MS Monday Check in– You Don’t Look Sick/The Spoon Theory
I've written about the symptoms I had which spurned the MS diagnosis. A lot of the more troublesome symptoms, such as constant tingling pain and entire lack of sensation over my whole body, are gone. However, some remain. These are my symptoms as of February 26, the day before I started treatment to slow the … Continue reading My Current MS Symptoms
This is a question I've had quite a few times already in the few weeks since I've got my diagnosis. It doesn't upset me at all and is certainly something I've asked myself as well. The shortest answer is that we're not sure. MS is not an infection with an acute onset. It's a disease … Continue reading How Long Have I Had MS?
I recently posted that I've been diagnosed with MS. I've decided to post about my journey. It's certainly not a template for others. Each person's journey to diagnosis is unique. I'll probably update this as my journey continues. This is the thorough version. I'll also write up a short version. 🙂 On December 17, 2018, … Continue reading My Journey to an MS Diagnosis