I am a mother of two beautiful, bright and funny children. I have been married for 20 years. I was officially dx'd with MS in Sept. '03, but had symptoms off and on since 1998. It wasn't an easy road for me to get a definate dx's, but I never gave up on finding out what was wrong. I love to read when the vision cooperates. My favorite past-time is cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends. I use to make desserts for a local restaurant and loved it! I am Certified Medical Assistant and work on an as needed basis for a multi-physician office, but mainly work family practice. I am also a patient advocate (for MS, Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease) and use to do some speaking events for Novartis about my experience with MS and Gilenya, but have since retired since my disease has become quite active again.