Category archives: Multiple Sclerosis

  • Life Changes with MS: The Immediate Impact

  • Having Multiple Sclerosis means facing many life changes.  Some happen slowly over time and some are immediate.  I wrote previously about being thankful for being diagnosed young because the changes were easier to deal with.  This is still true but there may be a little more struggle behind that tha[...]
  • My Whirlwind Diagnosis | Multiple Sclerosis

  • Anyone who has gone through a diagnosis knows that no matter how many people are supporting you, you are utterly, and completely alone.  My diagnosis felt like it was never going to end.  Ironically, I was craving a diagnosis by the time I actually got one, simply because of the grueling process.  I[...]
  • A Blessing in Disguise | My MS Diagnosis

  • WELCOME TO THE WORLD, WELCOME TO LIFE! This is how I felt when I was diagnosed with MS at twelve years old.  Suddenly I felt like I was alive!  Now, make no mistake, I am not entertaining any illusions that having a chronic illness is a fun walk in the park.  Because, it is NOT.  But my diagnosis c[...]
  • My MS Diagnosis Experience: Why I went to the doctor

  • Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis was an experience to say the least.  I simply say “an experience” because even after 4 years I still don’t know how to describe it.  It wasn’t easy but it wasn’t as hard as it could’ve been either.  It wasn’t excruciatingly unbearable but it was painful in man[...]
  • Help research by donating your blood

  • Did you know that something as simple as donating 4 tablespoons of blood can help accelerate research for your disease? Researchers from around the world use biospecimens such as blood and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to find new ways to treat diseases. The problem is, researchers do not have imme[...]