Disclaimer: This page may contain affiliate links. We may earn a small commission for purchases made through links in this post, at no extra cost to you.

MS A Blessing in Disguise

by Laura
(Dunnellon, FL)

My name is Laura and I have had MS for 16 years. I went blind in one eye and went to the family doctor after 3 days of it not going away. My family doctor did not let me leave until I had an appointment with a neurologist and optha-neurologist the same day. The neuro, of course, sent me for an MRI but no one mentioned MS. I had the MRI the same day in between other appointments.

That night, with 3 kids running around and a baby only 9 months old, the neuro's receptionist called to tell me that they "found SOMETHING" on my MRI and I needed to be at the hospital at 6 am the next morning to be admitted. I didn't know if it was a brain tumor or what.

When the doctor finally showed up around 11 am, he told me very soberly, "You have MS or Lyme Disease." I said, "Praise God!" The doctor and nurses in the room thought I was crazy but when the nurses found out what the doctor did to me, making me wait and not knowing they understood, MS wouldn't kill me and I could be there for my 4 children.

Many years later, after divorcing my husband, and finding a great support chat online I decided that if there was a man out there that would want me with my MS and everything in my past (another whole story) it was up to God to send him to me so I prayed for him to send me a good man if He saw fit. The very next day a newly diagnosed man came into the chat room and invited me on a cruise.

No, I turned him down but he did come to visit me and 5 years later we were married. We have been together the whole time but it took 5 years for us to marry. Now we fight this disease together. Life with MS can be a blessing in disguise if you're open to what God has in store for you.

Comments for MS A Blessing in Disguise

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Mar 09, 2011
It is so true-MS IS a blessing in disguise.
by: Anonymous

I've been living with MS for 15 years and yes, in a way MS has been a blessing in disguise. I've learned just how much my husband really loves me, who my real friends are, and who I can really count on when I need it most.
And I've finally learned to let the small stuff go-Thanks to MS!!!!!

Feb 24, 2009
Thanks for sharing!
by: Akrista

Hi Laura,
Thanks so much for sharing your story. It's so great that you found someone to share your life with.

When you live with something like MS, it's good to have people who support you and understand what you're going through.

Thanks again and welcome to Life in Spite of MS.

Feb 24, 2009
by: Laura

One thing about dating someone with MS is they understand when you're having a bad MS day, as you understand when they are. It really works out well believe it or not. We are both very positive though, that helps us laugh at ourselves.

Feb 24, 2009
I felt the same way!
by: Angelika

After years of going to the doctor for various aches & pains that seemed unrelated, it was a relief when I got Optic Neuritis and was finally diagnosed with MS.

I still think that I wouldn't want to date anyone with MS, so no one will want to date me. But I have my hands full with a 13 year old right now. Maybe I'll find a chat room in 5 years, LOL.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Share Your Life in Spite of MS Story .

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Dear Friends,

"Life in Spite of MS is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. We're also part of the Ebay Partner Network, another affiliate program."

We'd also like you to know it doesn't cost one cent more  when you click through the links here on our blog. Not one single penny. And we will make a little extra cash when you do click through. We'll be ever so appreciative. You also have our word that we'll only link to things that we would use ourselves, (or wish we could have or use).


Cir & Akrista

You are reading original content written by Akrista or Cir L'Bert of Life in Spite of MS. If you enjoyed reading this blog, please consider following us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. See you there!

Enjoy this page? Why not pay it forward? Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Privacy Policy ~ Advertising Policy ~ DisclaimerContact Us ~ About Us