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My World it is A changin'--My Initial Hello

Hello, New, Old and Haven't met yet Friends--I am delighted to have a spot to speak about my lifelong "friend"/foe, MS. After 36 years with the MonSter, we are well acquainted and until very recently, we've been compatible and even friendly much of the time. Menopause had seemed to ease my symptoms; some neuros are saying now that MS often burns itself out around 60, I believe. Then THE CHANGE:

I've had a very rough winter. I had a bad cold in November when I was out of town and didn't get immediate treatment. I had no fever and felt OK. This led to a bronchitis which I have had from then until now-(March 22)-about four full months! I also somehow acquired a dime size MRSA spot (read that as superbug) on my shin which was new enough and mysterious enough to concern me.

But the infection of the bronchitis has evidently been the tripping point! (no pun intended) Once a few years ago I had a fever and fell from a standing position at the doctor's office, with no warning. I know what infection can do, but I have not had any fever these whole four months. But I have had the infection in my body and it has made terrible changes: after all these years my walking has been seriously affected.

Please come again to revisit My Story Continuing Saga-part 2. In the future I will also post Past and Present original Poetry about MS, My Thoughts, Typical Concerns, and whatever else the MS world brings us.

Love, Jane in Indiana

who has a GREAT life In Spite of MS

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Sep 12, 2013
Fighting to Live
by: Cewanda

I have been diagnosed with MS now for about 12 years now, my symptoms included seizures and dizziness and infections, bronchitis which I kept getting seems like every two to three months, then I had a major surgery and ended up with MRSA well I was treated for that and then a few months later I developed MRSA again. So yeah I do understand all about preventing infections.

Mar 22, 2009
Infections are not cool!
by: Akrista

I know what you mean about infections. I am so afraid when Cir gets them. We've had two, too many close calls.

Now we head straight to the doctor (GP) or call his neuro if it happens on a weekend. His neuro understands how bad infections can be for MSers.

It's good you aren't running a fever, but still be careful. I know you have been all these years, and don't want to scare you.

Just listen to your body and anything remotely different that you don't understand, call your doctor.

It's great that your hubby "gets it". So many spouses and family members don't.

Take care,

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