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Whats Next?????

I am a 35 year old house wife raising 4 children, ages(11,8,3,2). I have worked hard my whole life - starting working when I was 15 stopped working three years ago to raise the 2 suprises in our life...

I was lucky my mother-in-law was able to watch the older two when they were little but because of her health, unable to watch the little ones full or part time. I have been looking for work for the last 6 months because like most Americans, money has gotten very tight. I have not even got a call back.

I have just recieved my MS diagnosis. Now I worry that if I attempt to work and take care of my family that I won't be able to do it all. The fatigue is the worst thing - like just taking care of the little ones means naps for all of us during the day.

I haven't been able to drive for a week (because) my right leg feels like its just dead weight. I don't know what to do next! I feel so scared and like most momma's, I am the glue in my family.

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Jun 28, 2013
Keep your spirits up
by: jenn

I know how hard this process can be and it will never be a straight and easy path. I wish I could say it would. I to am a mother of a 10 year old girl and I am 34 years old. I was diagnosed 10yrs ago after 4yrs of testing. I unfortunately lived my life in the belief I could beat it & did my appointments and my shots and paid attention to nothing else.

I have now entered cognitive degeneration with chronic depression so I have a long road to overcome. I too, worked since I was 15 & had to stop this March. Disability process makes life and emotions even harder but I am fighting each day for my child as I know you are.

Keep your spirits up and know u are never alone.

Apr 05, 2013
i know what you're going through!
by: Anonymous

This challenge, I'm convinced that a key in managing this disease is good nutrition. I won't go into my entire story here, but I encourage you to read it, plus a whole lot of information on the necessity of good nutrition, on my website:

God bless!

Mar 27, 2013
You're not alone.
by: Sylvia

I am in the same boat. Having been diagnosed 2 years ago and injecting myself for the first time on my husbands birthday made everything very real, very fast. I have always been the "strong" one, the "rock" and the glue that held my family together. I swear you never think you can get used to it, MS, the damn dead weight leg... but you do.

Even the injection pain that I swore would never be something I would get used to has become very normal. I hope that you soon find your comfort zone. I know it's hard. I smile everyday, I do my best to push on rather than accept the set back.

What's next is whatever you want. Do the things that make you happy. Love each day even when it feels impossible. Take a nap if you need a nap and don't feel guilty about it! Remember in Spain they have Siesta :)

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