I'm a married mother of two boys. They keep me busy so I don't have time to let this MonSter get me down!!!!! I got my Dx in 2004 and have been on Avonex since.
I have been married for 13 years to a wonderful man. Without him I could not make it through some days. I have a 12 year old son and a 9 year old son. They love sports and I love to watch them play. I have a great life. I deal with my MS every day! I live in a constant fog, but I know that it could be soooooo much worse! I try to keep a positive attitude. I have my moments, but generally I'm a pretty happy gal!
My first real problems started late in 2003. I had a "band" around my chest that was numb. I just knew that it was breast cancer. When I finally went to the dr. He thought it might be a pinched nerve. He sent me home with some muscle relaxer and pain killers. While I didn't feel any pain for a while(LOL) it did not help anything. Then one morning I woke up and was so dizzy that I felt like I was about fly off the face of the earth! So the dr. sent me to a neuro. They did an MRI and I got dxd a couple weeks later. I have seen so many stories of people that don't get a dx for years and I don't know if I should feel glad I found out so quickly or if I think my dr. rushed to dx.
At any rate I guess I just feel great that I'm not going to die from this! It is a MAJOR pain in the butt (no pun intended)! But I live one day at a time and I know that God will never give me more than I can handle!!!
These are my sweet boys!!!