I had my first symptoms of MS while deployed to Iraq with the Marines. I immediately started on meds (first Betaceron and then Copaxone). I exercie about the same and try to eat healthy although I often slip. Now 6 years later I have yet I have yet to have an exhascerbation and my lesion count remains the same (3 in brain, 1 in spinal). I am thankful and fortunate to not have a worst case of this disease and I feel for those who do. I take it one day at a time constantly pushing myself to my limits and beyond. I am not without issues but I am positive about my near and long term future. I won't go down without a fight.