Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week is honored March 7th through March 13th this year.
Despite the challenges of MS, I am determined to continue moving forward and living the best life possible.
One of the missions of starting this blog was to spread MS awareness, so hopefully today you will be leaving my site with even ONE piece of new knowledge or something to think about.
Please be sure to also read my book, You Don’t Look Sick to learn about my journey in diagnosis, treatment and daily life with multiple sclerosis.
A Little Update on My Health
The good news is according to recent labs and MRI scans, I’m doing great! No concerns in blood pressure or high cholesterol or vitamin deficiencies. All is well –
Except that I have MS.
The symptoms I feel most with flares tend to be loss of mobility and most recently blurred or loss of vision. Thankfully these symptoms have not been felt since March of 2020 (one year ago).
All I can do is wake up each morning with a fresh start and positive outlook. I am thankful for my health because I know there are many with multiple sclerosis who are experiencing a variety of symptoms right this second as I make this post.
Yes I am feeling fine, but there is a reason behind that magic.
I believe that magic (in addition to positive thinking) is Ocrevus.
So in the following week, I will be having a nurse come to my house to administer my next Ocrevus infusion. If all I have to do is sacrifice one day every six months to ensure my health, then that is okay with me.
Because I am looking forward to many more healthy years ahead.
I will also continue eating as healthily as possible (no, I’m not a vegan, but yes, I do eat lots of fresh veggies and fruits) and also exercise as much as my body can handle. I still believe these are two key factors in maintaining my MS symptoms.
Spreading MS Awareness
Thanks for doing the first step in reading my blog post!
I have several others right here on this site for you to check out to familiarize yourself with both MS and the Ocrevus infusion.
As I stated earlier, I have also published a short read memoir called You Don’t Look Sick which is available in paperback, eBook and FREE with Kindle Unlimited.
When I was first diagnosed, it was hard for me to acknowledge I was going to have to carry this with me for the rest of my life, and it was even harder to talk about.
I am hoping I can be a voice for anyone out there, who like me, is struggling with being diagnosed with an invisible illness.
Always remember, even in our darkest of days, there IS HOPE. There is always hope.
And one day, we will have a cure.
I look forward to that day when I can say GOODBYE MS. We’re getting there.
Exclusive excerpts also available on this site!
If you are living with MS, please know you ARE NOT ALONE. Almost three million people worldwide have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, with one million living in the United States.
Your symptoms are REAL, and you matter. Everyone is different, and everyone should be heard.
Please ensure your specialist is listening to you and providing you an appropriate treatment.
You deserve this right. You deserver better than MS.
We don’t know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have.