Friday, April 30, 2010

The Day I Heard "You have MS"

Many have asked me to write the story of how I heard those words, "You have MS".

I  had lost my vision in one eye, Optic Neuritis, which only lasted one week.  I noticed I was numb in one arm, earlier.  Thought nothing of it.  Strange but I was young!

Six months later, I had double vision and went numb on one side of my body.  Dad said, you have to go to Doctor, even if it is Thanksgiving weekend.  My parents took me to an eye Doctor, he told Dad, it looks like MS to him.

Dad got very upset but would not tell me.  I said it is my body, tell me!  When he said MS, I thought of Jerry Lewis' kids, which is Muscular Dystrophy?  It is confused a lot.

We went to my Aunt Rene's house.  I saw her bedridden,  from Rheumatoid Arthritis.  I started crying.  I thought I do not want to be bedridden.  The only time, I ever cried, that I remember.

I was young,  felt I will be fine.  The MS symptoms went away for several years after that.  There were no tests, 30 years ago, to be sure.  The tests they did do, showed "No Sign of MS".  I was thrilled, it had went away.  Thankfully, I have not had eye problems since.

Fortunately I have had a mild case of Multiple Sclerosis,  I guess.   I really do not remember much of a life without MS.   I call it one of life's challenges.

8 comments:

Short Southern Momma said...

Hello new friend! I just read your story and what a brave woman you are! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Ria Thurston said...

Thanks for the FF! You sure have a story :) What a blessing! Have a nice weekend.

Tiffanee said...

Following you back! Thanks for sharing the such a sweet heartfelt story. I love your title and I needed that sweet reminder. Thanks for touching my heart!!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

I just visited your blog after you came to visit mine.

What a strong woman you are -- and you have a story to tell. One that we can all learn something from.

God bless!

Barbie said...

Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. I am now following you as well. Looking forward to reading more about you and getting to know you better. Blessings!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Well thank you for always being an inspiration despite the MS. I pray God continues to work in and through you. Many blessings to you my friend!

christy rose said...

What a story that you have Kim! What a testimony you are for the goodness and grace of God! I am glad that I have come to know you here in the blogging world. You are inspiring!

Aries said...

Wow, what a life challenge. I would not know what I will do if it happens to me. Every time I hear stories like these, it is like a wake up call to me. Telling me to keep exercising and eat well etc. Thanks for sharing

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