As one visitor recently shared with us, a multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be a confusing and frightening thing. It can turn your whole world upside down and then some. Depending on your early symptoms that caused you to seek out a diagnosis, you may still be reeling from the uncertainty of it all.
Questions of all kinds may be running through your mind:
Questions, questions, questions... And how do I find the answers? Who should I listen to? Does my doctor or neurologist have my best interest at heart, or should I find someone who will truly listen to my concerns? Do I really know what's best for me when it comes to a condition I know nothing about?
Will I end up like my best friends mom who is in a wheelchair, or more like my co-worker who still holds a full-time job and is raising a family with MS? Who knows exactly what will happen to me in the future? Will there ever be a cure? Why haven't the scientists, doctors, and researchers figured this thing out already?
A multiple sclerosis diagnosis is one of the most confusing and disheartening things to hear as a young, active adult. You are right in the middle of either beginning your journey into adulthood, or have just figured out what you want to do in life and you're blindsided with an uncertain disease like MS.
Half the time you can't even pronounce “mutiple schlorosis”and it's even more difficult to spell – (that was a spelling error on purpose, by the way). And you don't even get to be one of Jerry's Kids!
At least one thing you know by finding our site, there are many who live with MS. You are not alone. There are people who are living with multiple sclerosis each and every day.
Even when things get tough, they still hang in there and make it through. Many times they use humor or sarcasm, faith or meditation, to help them deal with all the “what's up with that” moments.
And you will find that you can do it too. It may take a period of “grieving” so-to-speak, but with the support of family and friends who will eventually “get it”, you can live your life with MS or in spite of MS. However you choose to look at it.