One year ago I was diagnosed with MS

One year ago I was diagnosed with MS
Looking back over the past year; a lot has changed at the same time many things have stayed the same.

One year ago on September 8, 2012 I woke up in my son’s bed with a numb hand and a limp.

Three days later I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and admitted to the hospital with a steady stream of steroids flowing into my body.

One year ago I would get annoyed at my husband for working late.

Today I am grateful my husband works tirelessly for our family and my medical bills.

One year ago I was hoping to have another baby.

Today I am grateful for the two precious beings that help me get out of bed in the morning.

One year ago I took my feet and legs for granted.

Today I am grateful for each step and adventure I am able to be a part of.

One year ago I always wanted to be doing something.

Today I am grateful to do nothing.

One year ago I may have given little thought to those limping or in wheel chairs.

Today I am grateful to have learned not to judge and instead empathize with the pain they are living with.

One year ago I was naive to the 2.1 million people silently suffering with MS worldwide

Today I am grateful I can use my words to educate others.


For information about MS, read the National MS Society’s page here. 

You may also enjoy my MS diagnosis.

How MS has affected my children.

An interview with an MS Survivor.

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