... yet this is one of those things you wished you couldn't count...
Today is 8 years ago, that the diagnosis MS was given to me.... I was alone at the hospital, when the doctor told me... I was confused and speechless... But somehow relieved: I knew, what had put me in a wheelchair unable to walk.
Telling family, friends and colleagues the news was hard, but I got unexpected support from the lady in the hospital next to me. She is "confined" to her wheel chair due to irrevocable damages to her spinal cord - but she told me about all the possibilities: it was "simply" up to me to find them and embrase them. Of all people this stranger gave me the courage to TRY - trying to find out if I could get the ability to walk back, trying to find out if I couldn't go on the vacation, that I had booked for a couple of months later, trying to find out if I was still able to go to work.
Now I have regained 98% of my abilities - and I have accomplished much more, that I could ever imagine (even pre-MS diagnosis)... yes I am stubborn and dont want to give up... Yet I have to be alarmingly aware, that I might loose some of the abilities to MS... I "just" have to CARPE DIEM!!
Logo of the UK MS Society
Logo of the Danish MS Society