Everyday Life With MS

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About My Life With MS

 Hi!

Welcome to my MS world.  I was happily clicking along in life when I had an acute onset of MS in 2005.  I was stunned, shocked and left in bed for 6 weeks unable to walk or see.  I went into remission and changed my life.

At first I felt sorry for myself:

  • I was a single mom of a 4 year old
  • tried to maintain a small house
  • hold a job
  • get healthy
  • manage all the responsibilities I had

I was determined to be positive about my new situation.  I refused to let MS take over my life so I embarked on something totally out of character for me…I trained for a triathlon.  It was an amazing experience.

Life started to turn around until July 2007 where I had relapse, after relapse, after relapse with the probable prognosis of Secondary Progressive MS.  Not exactly what I wanted to hear.

With that news, I needed to change my life again.  I quit my job because my body couldn’t handle the physical stress and looked for a job I could do from home.  Now I am on a new journey.  I work from home as a freelancer and I hope to try and help others find meaning and purpose in their lives when MS tries to take over.

Please use me as your support, your partner, your friend.

Lora

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2 Comments »

  1. Thank you so much for your page. I am at that terrifying place of being misdiagnosed 7 years ago and completly fine until a year and a half ago. I just quit my career, turned in my bmw, downsized to a single apt. The person I have worked so hard to be is gone. I went off all meds and went with a holistic approach. I did AMAZING for 4 months, then got hit again. Feels like there is no where to turn but I am becoming convinced it is diet and prayer (meditation). There is a way! I will follow you. Thank you so much for inspiring me. Your friend. ~ Tracy

    Comment by Tracy | December 2, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hi Tracy – Thank you so much for your comment. I am not the same person I once was. I recently went off all meds and I am in that honeymoon period waiting for the other shoe to drop. I feel really good…but how long will it last. Creating a network of support is the best medicine out there along with taking care of ourselves.
    xo
    Lora

    Comment by elle0568 | December 3, 2008 | Reply


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