"But You Don't Look Sick"
If you are a person living with MS, you have undoubtably heard these words. If you are a person who has just been diagnosed with MS, you may have even said these words to yourself. Life with MS is filled with many ups and downs. It is unpredictable and most of all it’s invisible. We often look great on the outside, family, friends, spouses and not even doctors understand the physical, mental and emotional pain that is felt inside. Have you ever felt this way?
Multiple Sclerosis... The Invisible Illness
MS symptoms are hard to see...
These symptoms often include extreme fatigue, pain, weakness, memory loss or problems with cognition like finding words, balance/coordination issues, problems with vision, vertigo, dizziness, numbness, bowel/bladder issues, heat/cold intolerance, uncontrollable itching and other symptoms as if this weren’t enough.
The Snowflake Disease
MS has a way of making you feel defeated. It strikes when least expected. For many of us we are in the prime of our life when MS struck.
We were filled with dreams and life expectations that did not include an MS diagnosis. For many of us we have no clue why or how we ended up with this disease and our future is filled with the unknown.
Is there a cure for MS? Will I be a burden to my family? Will I still be able to work? Will my children get MS? Are their alternatives to medications? What's the best diet for MS? Will I ever walk again?
The answer to all these questions is unknown. MS is known as the snowflake disease because every person diagnosed with MS is the same but also so very different.
Like a snowflake, everyone with MS has a different variation of symptoms that are different in severity, duration and treatment.
Multiple Sclerosis The Silent Killer
MS can be a silent killer. It can kill your hopes, your dreams, your confidence and your relationships. It can make even the simplest task that we used to enjoy difficult, like going to a movie with friends or a significant other. How many times do you think… how far will I have to walk?, how long is the movie?, how much did I drink today? If the movie lasts for two hours, how many times will I have to go to the bathroom? What if I fall? Then you think, no I’ll just stay home. Now your friends and family are upset because you always cancel events and blame it on a disease they can’t see.
But There Is Hope
Are you tired of constantly feeling defeated by MS? Do you feel alone and like no one understands? Are you feeling defeated by your own thoughts about your disease? Are you tired of all of the medications and the doctors saying you will never walk again, drive again, LIVE again?
Are you ready to learn how to live again
Are You Ready to Learn How To LEARN HOW to Live Your Life By Your OWN Design NOT By Your Diagnosis?