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    imapenny2
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Mild
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: mild
    Speech: mild
    Swallowing: none
    Upper limb: none
    Walking: severe
    I am: g
    I have:
    MS

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    imapenny2
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Mild
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: mild
    Speech: mild
    Swallowing: none
    Upper limb: none
    Walking: severe
    I am: g
    I have:
    MS

    imapenny2 updated her basic information

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    imapenny2
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Mild
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: mild
    Speech: mild
    Swallowing: none
    Upper limb: none
    Walking: severe
    I am: g
    I have:
    MS
    I've been married for 36 yrs We have 3 kids and blessed with 6 Grankids. I have had MS since 2004, less than a year later, I was in a wheelchair. . My dad died in 2002, a freak tractor accident. It was very devastating to me.! I had also worked with him for 25yrs in his family business, my husband also worked there,"Family Business" Due to MS, I had to retire. My mother now owns the business, I trained my daughter for my job. TAH-DAH! No more Stress....HA..After 6 yrs of solitary confinement, we live is in the country, I set myself free by ordering TNT handcontrolls.

    I have been married for 36 yrs. We have 6 grandchildren, two from each of our children. I am currently in a wheelchair, I can use a walker, but not for long distances. Unfortunetley for me, I went a year 2003 knowing something was wrong.  Then the bottom of my feet started feeling rounded, so lack of balance. I had slept the whole summer away, literally, in 2002. When it became Very apparent I could hardly walk, I was diagnosed and in a wheelchair by 2004. Today the clouds are gone, I am alive, it's time to start living again! I am feeling numb, my spouse of 36 yrs no longer treats me as his equal. I am now looked upon as a burden. I made a promise to myself that 2010 was the year to ACT! I am now driving after 6yrs, looking for a PT job. I'm going thru my things, slowly packing. I need to get away from the negativity, the only emotion my hubby seems to feel. Where do you go, when no else wants you anymore? I'm 54, yet I feel my life is sooooooo soooooooo Old!

     We live in the Greatest country ever! , you could imagine my surprise when I needed to go grocery shopping, no one would take me. To them it was easier to pick up items on there way home. I started noticing how little I was asked to get out. I was not asked if I would like to go, if we needed to go I felt as if my whole family just gave up on me. But I refuse to give up on myself! I bought an RV and am ready to venture out on my own, happily. Strangers are nicer than my own family. I never worry about traveling, Angels ARE Every where


     

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    • 19233 thumb
      imapenny2
      Sex: F
      Data Quality: 3 stars
      Sensation: Moderate
      Overall: Mild
      Cognition: moderate
      Vision: mild
      Speech: mild
      Swallowing: none
      Upper limb: none
      Walking: severe
      I am: g
      I have:
      MS

      imapenny2 completed the QOL survey

    • 19233 thumb
      imapenny2
      Sex: F
      Data Quality: 3 stars
      Sensation: Moderate
      Overall: Mild
      Cognition: moderate
      Vision: mild
      Speech: mild
      Swallowing: none
      Upper limb: none
      Walking: severe
      I am: g
      I have:
      MS

      imapenny2 updated her symptoms

      BetterAnxious mood
      WorseEmotional lability, Bladder problems, Stiffness/Spasticity, Sexual dysfunction
      NewBack pain, Spasticity, Numbness and tingling with pins and needles, Insomnia
    • 19233 thumb
      imapenny2
      Sex: F
      Data Quality: 3 stars
      Sensation: Moderate
      Overall: Mild
      Cognition: moderate
      Vision: mild
      Speech: mild
      Swallowing: none
      Upper limb: none
      Walking: severe
      I am: g
      I have:
      MS

      imapenny2 updated her weight

    • 19233 thumb
      imapenny2
      Sex: F
      Data Quality: 3 stars
      Sensation: Moderate
      Overall: Mild
      Cognition: moderate
      Vision: mild
      Speech: mild
      Swallowing: none
      Upper limb: none
      Walking: severe
      I am: g
      I have:
      MS

      imapenny2 completed the MSRS survey

      • MSRS: 35
      • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Cognition
      • Aware of symptoms but no functional disability Vision
      • Aware of symptoms but no functional disability Speech
      • No symptoms or disability in the specific area Swallowing
      • No symptoms or disability in the specific area Upper limb
      • Total disability and help always required Walking
      • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Sensation
    • 19233 thumb
      imapenny2
      Sex: F
      Data Quality: 3 stars
      Sensation: Moderate
      Overall: Mild
      Cognition: moderate
      Vision: mild
      Speech: mild
      Swallowing: none
      Upper limb: none
      Walking: severe
      I am: g
      I have:
      MS

      imapenny2 updated the condition Multiple Sclerosis

      • First symptom:
      • Diagnosis:
    • 19233 thumb
      imapenny2
      Sex: F
      Data Quality: 3 stars
      Sensation: Moderate
      Overall: Mild
      Cognition: moderate
      Vision: mild
      Speech: mild
      Swallowing: none
      Upper limb: none
      Walking: severe
      I am: g
      I have:
      MS

      imapenny2 was feeling good

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