Thursday, October 10, 2013

Since being diagnosed 1 year ago I have learned of 3 other females in my tiny town that have MS! Two of the women were born and raised all within 5 minutes of me.

In the past 11 months that I have been diagnosed with MS, I have learned some bizarre facts about some people in my small little town.

Since being diagnosed I have learned of 3 other females in my town that have MS! Two of the women were born and raised all within 5 minutes of me. Is that not weird. The third has apparently had this disease for sometime now, but we are all women between the ages of 20 and 35. I’m puzzled. A lot actually! Multiple Sclerosis is not contracted through the air or from your surroundings. They asked me multiple times if I had any history of it in my family while in the hospital. Odd huh?

I think about this all the time. What are the chances…the odds.

You have to realize my town is very small. Everyone knows everyone!

One girl is my exact age, we grew up together, best friends during grade school. The other one of my high school friends sister, I stayed the night with her many times. The last is an acquaintance. I haven’t ever met her in person, but we have mutual friends and she lives in the same town I have lived in my whole life. I’m not oblivious to the fact that people get sick…MS is different in everyone, and that holds true to this case. We all have different symptoms, struggling with our disease differently. It’s just an interesting fact to me that I dwell on sometimes when I think about my disease. Life is just funny I guess…that old saying “ You don’t think it’ll ever happen to you” rings in my ears often. Then when so many others share their diagnosis, it rings louder!

Am I crazy for thinking this is odd? Maybe MS is born and bred in the hills of Eastern Kentucky? Scary thought huh?

Friday, October 4, 2013

POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know what pisses me off ?!!? Shitty days! With MS, you’ll have quiet a few of them…

You know what pisses me off ?!!? Shitty days! 
With MS, you’ll have quiet a few of them…

The thing about shitty days for me is they come right in the middle of some good weeks! I’ll do awesome for weeks, better than ever. No balance issues, walk like a “normal” human being…even the muscle spasms will subside. 

Then BAM! Out of nowhere here comes a damn shitty day! You know the one I’m talking about?! You wake up looking around, thinking to yourself, do I really need to get up and use the bathroom? It seems so far away! You can feel your legs trembling already, yours arms are tingly and tight, and no matter how much or how little you slept…your STILL tired! 

It’s on these days that I remember, whether I want to or not that I have

Thursday, October 3, 2013


October 5th...That's a big day for me! On that day one year ago, my "normal" life ceased to existed...

and my "new and difficult" life with Multiple Sclerosis began. 

I have a lot of mixed emotions about this day. Sad because I can't do so many things, and never will be able to again, but happy too....It's odd. I'm happy I know what's wrong. I have an answer, it's a ghost no longer. I can fight my disease. Be active against it, and not set on the sidelines and let my life dwindle away. 

I have put in requests with my family and friends. I expect a cake! I want this day celebrated!! 

Happy MS anniversary to me! The day that came unannounced, the day that change not only my life, but the life of those I love....the day that I figured out I'm not a medical mystery! 

So on October 5th I'm going to choose to be happy, and celebrate... I have MS...and I'm doing GREAT