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savedandfree
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
MS: 8 yrs
Type: Relapsing-Remitting
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild

savedandfree

Female, 66 years
Cincinnati, OH

Primary Condition
MS and 1 more
Type
Relapsing-Remitting
First symptom
Diagnosis
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About savedandfree

I was nearing 60 and diagnosed with MS; which was 4 years ago. I had no presenting family history of MS. At the time, I really did not know what MS was, although I had heard of it. My presenting symptoms were a combination of things: blurred vision, balance issues, delayed thinking process, fatigue, blind spots in one eye, memory loss. It was so bad that I had to leave work because I could not remember what I was doing or how to do it. Upon admittance to the hospital I had many tests ran.

I am happily married to my husband Mike now for 43 years.  We have three children, Sandy, Missy, and Jenny whom would be 38; she passed away due to an auto accident 18 years ago.  I  have three grand daughters and two grandsons of whom I am very proud, all in their teens. My family is most dear to me and very supportive; not to mention my my sisters and brothers.

I am no longer working, so I find my fulfillment in reading, being with friends, card crafting, reading, bible studies, crocheting and church functions.  I am very involved with my church, Vineyard Church NW in Colerain, where I was the admistrative assistant until my illness. 

My husband is most supportive and a GEM!  He was retired for a very short time, but went back to work after my illness in order to get us established with a better health insurance plan. Then he was laid off from that job and now working part time and I am now on Medicare.

So for now, that's ME!Wink

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