Living with Ms
by Sherry Day-Anderson
(Killeen, Texas )
I’m 45 years old and have Multiple Sclerosis. Back in 2005 I was diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis. My signs were my foot would get freezing; I kept forgetting things, dizziness, and kept falling.
That same year I was told I have to stop working and apply for disability. At that time I thought I could still work, but it didn’t work for me because I couldn’t keep my balance. By this time I’m mad at the whole world, and thinking why this happen to me.
I was very depressed, angry, and upset, until I learned how to deal with living with Multiple Sclerosis. The first thing I did was to accept help from others, not let myself get to tired and get the proper sleep I needed.
In 2005 I wasn’t able to drive 'cause of the Multiple Sclerosis, now I’m taking an infusion called Tysabri every 28 days. I’m not able to walk or drive anymore. Now I have to have my son do everything for me. To the point of getting me up in the morning, change me, dress me, help me feed myself.
But you can’t let Multiple Sclerosis get you down; you have to fight to live. I have 3 beautiful who give me inspiration to go on.