The Ultimate Birthday Gift

Today marks my 31st birthday. While there certainly isn’t anything particularly special about this birthday, I am lucky enough to have been gifted the best news…

After 18 months of craziness post MS diagnosis including 5 MRIs – all with unfavorable results – I was finally told this week that my MRI was stable and the disease was under control. My new medication, Tysabri, is working.

Tears instantly came down my face as I was told the news. I was so happy.

I dreaded seeing my doctor’s name pop up as an incoming call because you never know what news he will share. But, the relief I felt was unexplainable as I listened while taking my daughter and dog out for our morning walk.

30 was a year of change and acceptance. I became a mom, quit my job and started a new, very different type of life. I often question what’s next for my career but reminders like this make me take a step back and think about what’s truly important in my life. It reminds me to enjoy the every pleasures that are gifted with stable health.

Its been a wonderful birthday weekend on top of it all. I had a special dinner with Bill, celebrated with some friends and woke up to the best cards from my babes. Looking forward to a day with my family… I couldn’t feel more blessed. Thank you for all the birthday wishes.

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9 thoughts on “The Ultimate Birthday Gift

  1. Happy HEALTHY birthday Angie Rose. Tears of joy, celebration, relief and gratitude for your news being shed on this end.
    xx Nancy and Rick

    1. Thanks, Sharon! 🙂 Great news indeed. Wishing you and Jim a healthy year ahead too. Hope he’s doing better!! Thinking of you guys.

  2. Happy Birthday, Angie! What wonderful news! May you life with filled with wonderful memories with Bill and Chloé❤️

  3. With your loving family,A adoring husband,and your precious baby girl,things can only keep getting better for you.HAPPY bIRTHDAY.

    1. Gerry, thanks so much for your kind wishes and words! Wishing you all the best. Hope to see you soon!

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