My name is Katherine am 38 yrs old. I am married with three children ages 16,12 & 2. I lost vision in my left eye in 2002. That prompted my doctors to do an MRI. I never knew what MS was. They were just initials to me. Because of those two initials my life will never be the same.
on 8/14/07 I sufferd a severe attack to my feet and bladder. I was in a wheelchair and had a catheter.I was out of work and unable to care for my family on my own.I NEVER thought it could be so bad. Now I am in remission!!! I did it all holistically. With diet, supplements,acupunture, reiki,mediation,
ON Tue July 31,2007 I was sent to ER by my Doctor to recieve immediate steroid infision. I did this for three days. The severity of this relaps has become swift reality. Overnight I have come to realize how bad I really am. I think if my appointment had been two more weeks away I'd be in a wheelchair now. I can still barely walk and the infusions have made my limbs more weak.
In one month I have lost so much of my movement I can hardly accept it. This can't be real. What happened to the normal me? She is so lost I can't find her. I will be taking Prednisone for the next two weeks then I'll start on Copaxone. I hope they work better for me then Avonex.
Updated on 9/12/07
ON August 14th,2007 I went to the ER after suffering a severe attack to my feet and bladder. I was unable to walk to the restroom having no choice but to go on myself with continueing spasms over and over.Soon my bladder went spastic not allowing me to go at all. Once at the ER and after the catheter was put in I have nearly 2000ml of fluid when a normal bladder hold 300-500ml.I have the catheter still today. i was unable to walk on my spastic feet untill a few days ago. i am in a wheelchair and out of work.Iam still taking a holistic approach with acupuncture,Reiki massage,meditation,supplements and herbs. I feel better and walk better. i found out that Iam stronger than I ever thought possible.I'll never be the same but with hard work I will be better!
Updated on 6/1/08
As of late Oct 2007 I went back to work as a hairdresser standing on my feet alll day! My doctors were amazed at my fast recovery after such a bad attack and more suprized i stopped taking any MS meds or shots. No more steroids either. They don't agree with my decision to stop my meds but they don't live in this body. I do. I do all holistic therapies. If I have to go back on the injections I will but for now I am healthier than ever and I don't suffer from the side effects. I am happy, healthy and complete in mind, body and spirit. They are all connected and cannot be healed seperately. I know that now. MS is no longer my nightmare but a bridge to awareness of who I really am.
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