I like the words at the start of this BIO....everyone has a story to tell and even though we may have the same disease called MS it is so different just like each and everyone of us.
I am 35 yrs old female and have had this "thing" called MS since I was 18. I call it the "thing"
because lately I don't LIKE this "thing" called MS but thats another story!!!
I'm a 35 yr old female who was diganosed with RRMS in 1994. At the age of 18, I chose not to go on MS Meds. I think it was in 2000 I went on Avenox and then in 2003 changed to Copaxone due to change in my MS. It seemed like the 10 year mark make changed my MS.
As of now (August 24,2009) I still taking Copaxone daily but my MS has changed in this past year. Since March 2008 I have had 4 doses of Steroids and I am walking with a cane, can't drive and can't walk with out someone beside me because my balance is so OFF. This is not my MS usually. I have gone 4 years with no steroids and working. Now it feels like my MS has turned upside down. I know I should count my blessings but it makes a person so angry and depressed. I have read some stories on other MS web sites and boy-oh-boy do some people with MS have such a hard time in life alot worse then mine. I know I should be not so angry and frustrated but we are all different even though we have the same disease.
I have also read that alot of people with MS have so many other things going on in their body. I know that just because I have MS does not mean I can not get anythingelse medical wise but unfortually I seem to have got that oppion before, NOT ANYMORE. My father has MS and in March of this year he was diagnosed with lung cancer. things like that make a person stop and think about their lifestyle.