Reflecting on 6 Years with MS
January 25, 2021 1 CommentCategory: MS, My Story
Tags: MS, Neurologist, Rush University Medical Center, Tysbari, multiple sclerosis
If you were going to tell the younger me that I would be diagnosed with an incurable illness that I would have to manage for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t have believed you.
I was a perfectly healthy and happy newlywed when I was told I had multiple sclerosis 6 years ago this week.
Despite feelings of initial grief, anger, and fear, I’ve since learned to not only live with MS but to thrive. I credit my success to 50 (!!) infusions of Tysabri, an incredible neurologist and proactively managing my health journey every step of the way.
After 6 years, two kids, one career shift and several health hiccups later, I am here to remind anyone newly diagnosed with MS that your life is not over. It’ll just look a little different than you imagined and that’s ok too.