Hi. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in June of 1986 .
After many years of strange physical problems - it was good
to have a diagnosis . At least I wasn't *just* crazy or lazy .
One Dr. told me that I had 'house wife' syndrome & prescribed an anti-depressant .
I have come to terms with this MonSter but, it has been difficult
at times. I don't often dwell on all the things I can't do anymore
- I'm just thrilled to be able to still do what I can do. :)
It's also amazing how creative a person can be while they are trying
to explain to themselves what could be causing their legs & feet
to all of the sudden be totally numb upon getting up one morning .
I must have slept wrong - that's what happened... I felt like
I was walking on marbles & I was barely able to walk at all .
My hands shook uncontrollably & I had to drag my right leg
while I walked . I started to fall all the time & my vision
was blurred . I couldn't even put my hands in my pockets because
they would just fold-up . What the heck was happening to me !?!
I use to take the stairs 3 at a time & I loved to climb trees &
run with my dog, Frodo . I use to go for long walks in the woods
with Frodo & take pictures of the Barred owls & other wildlife .
We use to go rock hunting for hours - I miss that person
(& Frodo, too...) . That all seems like a dream to me now .
Please do all you can to live life to it's fullest & try to
help others when you can - it will be very much appreciated .
At least M.S. has caused me to slow down & really *see* the
world . Stop & *really look* at a sun set - It's quite lovely... :)
Below are some links with information about M.S. ...
Multiple Sclerosis* If you are looking for
information about Multiple Sclerosis - look no
further! This site is filled with great
information.This site is created by Paul Jones.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Check out 'The MS Mountain'
Be sure to pay a visit to Dora's web site...
Mitchell web site is
filled with information.
©2004 Kathy Kramer