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The More You Know…

Written by on June 20th, 2017 – 18 Comments

As I approach the mark of my 1-year anniversary diagnosis date, I can’t help but reflect back on the emotional rollercoaster I experienced when I was first diagnosed. Anyone who has been diagnosed with MS, you understand the feeling of defeat.  You probably thought, or are still thinking, your future was taken, maybe you’re planning your new future, as I was.  I would sit and think what my life would look like years from now.  Would I have kids? Would I be alone or married? Will a friend take me in if my parents are gone? Will I live with my brother? All of these thoughts would run through my head because of what I knew about MS (which wasn’t much). I constantly asked myself.. and at times still do, “Why was I diagnosed with something that has no game plan?  Something that has no answers? Something that even medication may or may not be able to control, something that I can’t control.  I thought all of this; I cried about all of this, I knew MS to be debilitating and that it was only a matter of time.  You don’t hear about MS like you do other diseases, a lot of people are uneducated, including doctors, because it’s such a complicated disease when you’re dealing with patients who are all completely different.   I couldn’t continue with these thoughts, periodically fine, but not every day.  I needed to take control, look this monster in the eyes and say “HOW YA’ LIKE ME NOW, MS!!” (more…)