I grew up in central Wisconsin, but have lived in NE Ohio since 1988. My first symtoms were foot drop, and lower back pain in May 88. I was diagnosed in June 0f 1989 after having an attack that had optic neuritis, and loss of balance (I would fall to the left).
"Don't ever,ever, ever Quit" Winston Churchill
I am college educated and an Air Force veteran. Because I was diagnosed with MS within 7 years of my discharge I qualify for VA service related benenfits. I am 60% disabled based on my current disabilities. If you are applying for VA benefits mention everything that MS affects, even the little stuff. It can make a difference.