On February 14, 2018 I began to experience numbness on the Left side of my body and I was unsure why, which freaked me out a bit. I called my Physician and she told me to come in immediately for testing thinking that maybe it was a stroke. So, I went to the doctor and all my tests came back normal. She told me to give it a day or two to see how I felt. My mom didn’t agree with the instructions that were given so she decided to take me to the ER the next morning. After the entire day of testing, the doctor stated that I either have MS or Lymes Disease. So I was referred to a neurologist. As of February 20, 2018 I was officially diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. It definitely impacted my life but not in a major way. I promised myself that I would not let this disease take over and that I would remain in control. It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the depression it can bring, however I have a little one that depends on me so I try to put that to the side. Having a toddler with MS is a little challenging, but he makes everything better. I don’t have time to get caught up in my emotions or pain I may be experiencing or even the horrible fatigue. I’m truly grateful for my support system they help me out tremendously! Without them I honestly don’t know the state that I would be in mentally, physically, or emotionally. My message to other warriors would be to not give up. Don’t let MS consume you, you have to control it. Do your research and advocate for yourself at all times. If you feel that something isn’t right speak up to your neurologist and if you don’t like what they say seek a second opinion. LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST, BUT KNOW WHEN ITS TIME TO REST.
Best Wishes !