I found a theme for my site!! As you may know I have lived with MS for just over a dozen years…which means that most of my adult life has been a an “MS Life” so to say. I have always prided myself as being so much more than that diagnosis but I have realized recently that it is ok. I have this diagnosis, it is a part of who I am and it is always a part of my story. I have tried to get doctors to reconsider the diagnosis and cause for whatever symptom I’m experiencing at the moment but it doesn’t seem that anyone was interested in doing that. So what other choice do I have than to make the best of what I have got!
As passive as I’ve been letting it define me, I have been anything BUT passive when it comes to the treatment with my MS. I do not for example take any of the DMD’s (Disease Modifying Drugs). I quit those about six years ago when I was pregnant with Hazel, and simply never went back on them. I have however experienced some symptoms or relapses (whatever you want to call it) and I have found other satisfactory ways for dealing with them. I find that by focusing on what IS working, and making that part of myself as healthy as possible, the rest seems to work itself out. My biggest triggers have always been stress and so I have addressed that for example by joining a community of like minded positive thinkers via the church that I go to (Center for Spiritual Living) as well as making lots of new friends via the MomsWithMS.org site that I created (also in 2009) for moms diagnosed with MS like me.
I will be addressing my techniques and theories for how I deal with MS and my MS Life more fully in my blog. Please feel free to comment or ask questions because I am happy to know I have some kind of an audience and I want to provide value to my readers.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!! Namaste..