24 Days Down! Praise Report!

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Happy Anniversary to Me!
July 21, 2017 0 comment

Happy anniversary to me! On this day, 14 years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I had no idea how it would affect me for the rest of my life. There has been some difficult times, as well as times that I've almost forgot that I have MS because I've felt so great! Over the years, as I've gained more understanding about this disease, I've focused on what damage shows up on my MRIs. However, at this point, I've

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“Do you still have MS?”

“Do you still have MS?”
June 21, 2017 0 comment

Several months ago, I was in the middle of being interviewed by my friend’s son and his classmate on the topic of multiple sclerosis. They were working on a project for their 7th grade Life Science class and I was happy to help them get extra credit for interviewing someone with MS. I was very impressed by their prep work and research that they had obviously done before we met up. I gave them answers to all of their questions

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A Few Tips…

A Few Tips…
November 29, 2016 0 comment

To those of you who have been diagnosed with MS or know someone that has please read this! I’ve either met or have had friends of mine come to me lately that have had someone in their life that was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The first thing I try to do is encourage them is that it’s ok! I understand that being told you have a life-long condition, which you don’t know much about, can be scary. But, take

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Great Results!

Great Results!
August 23, 2016 0 comment

I just got my results from my MRI! Compared to the one I had done the beginning of May (before Lemtrada), "several lesions show slight improvement and several show worsening. No actively demyelinating plaques are seen." So, is the glass half full or half empty? Half full!!! There is no current damage being done and "several" spots have improved! Praise the Lord!!! I'm so thankful for this report and the way I feel right now. And, my doctor said I

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3 Months Post Lemtrada

3 Months Post Lemtrada
August 17, 2016 0 comment

The last two days of therapy ended up getting pretty rough. I did end up developing one of the most common side effects – hives. They started to develop on the last day when I was getting my infusion and cleared up the following day. I will admit that the next week was pretty miserable. Without getting into all the details, I just felt horrible. And, for me to admit that to other people, I was not in good shape.

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Not just MS, but also HHT

Not just MS, but also HHT
August 12, 2016 0 comment

This is my blog about having MS. However, I am going to talk a little about something else that I was diagnosed with 1 ½ years ago. It’s called Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). HHT is a vein disorder where they can develop without capillaries and end up tangling up like spaghetti. (Some doctor is very proud of me right now for that awesome description.) At those tangles, your veins are very weak and can leak blood. The complications are different

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