October 2010 was when my life changed. I lost the vision in my left eye and was diagnosed with MS. To top it all off, I lost the use of half my body, followed by 8 months of constant pain. While my body seemed to lose itself to things that I can’t even put into words.
Now, it’s been 13 years since, and yeah, it’s been a wild ride living with MS. The fact that I’m able to do everything as if I’m fine is amazing, well, I think it’s a miracle given how many flare-ups I’ve had and how everything I’ve taken for MS has really done nothing for me. seeing that I was on medication when every flare-up happened.
For the most part, flare-ups aren’t too painful, but they do make life a lot harder when they happen. Anything from taking my ability to write to taking my ability to walk. I even lost the ability to feel anything but hunger for about 2 years (needless to say, I gained weight). Through all the ups and downs, it’s taught me a lot about the world and some stuff about myself. Like, I don’t deal with pain well, but I can block it out as if it isn’t happening.
Now to today where I’m just reflecting on the past 13 years thinking about what I can do going forward. Looking back there has been a lot I have done in an effort to get better. Some have worked, some have made things worse. And considering the shape I’m in now, I think I need to try them all and see what actually works.
Now it’s has been almost a year since I took any kind of vitamins, and over 2 years since I took medication, and I feel it’s time to get back to work on finding ways to better my MS and maybe even find a way to help everyone with MS. So, one of the things I will be posting here is my new journey with MS and my quest to find a way of living healthy and feeling great with it. Let’s do it together.
My first task is getting in better shape to see its effect, then finding things that work from vitamins to different things I eat. But I’m going to do it much more scientifically this time, logging everything and keeping track of what I do and don’t do each day. This way, I will know what actually works instead of what I think works.
Here’s to finding a cure and helping out myself and those with MS.