I have been working hard balancing full-time work, part-time school, and MS. . .and though I have those days I just want to call it quits - I just look at all that I have already been given to be thankful for to keep pushing me forward.
6/11/2009 - I would have to say the first major hurdle one would have to take care of when diagnosed is acceptance. As of March this year 2009 something happened to me - I don't have the shivers I once had when thinking about my MS on those really bad days. I now accept it. It is who I am. Since then I have been feeling a lot better I am thankful for allowing myself the ability to do that. How do you know when you've accepted? You'll know when you'll know.
4/14/2010 - I am happy to share that despite what MS has inflicted on my life, I am still moving forward in both night-school and work. When I have foggy-brain and fatigue, I still think and study hard. When my right-cheek becomes numb, I still talk and smile. When my right-leg becomes numb, I still walk.
1/17/2011 - Copaxone and the Paleo-diet, whether independently or in combination, alter the course of my MS (the former much more expensive than the latter). Bee venom is personally best at quickly relieving inflammation, though I believe not MS altering.
12/9/2011 - It's been almost a near now since I've started the Paleo-diet, and haven't touched bread, rice, red meat, mik, cheese, beans, and soy products since then. It does make a difference for me. I have maintained a steady weight of 150-155lbs on it. I have been able to successfully graduate from law school after 4 and a half years (and 5 years since my diagnosis).
Aug 21, 2008
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