Everyday Life With MS

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About My Life With MS


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.




  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.

    Comment by elle0568 | December 3, 2008 | Reply

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