Tell us a moment or an incident that you treasure – not necessarily because it brought you happiness but because it taught you something about yourself.
September 8, 2003 from 10:00 to about 10:15 am
How’s that for a moment?? That was the moment I found out that my spinal tap had come back positive for MS. there were a lot of moments that lead up to that moment, but that moment taught me that I wasn’t invincible. I had been sick before and it had always gone away. The weekend before I had worried but I don’t know that I actually comprehended what was going on. My mom had MS so it wasn’t as if I didn’t know what the disease was, but I had also known that I didn’t have it. I can still remember the shock of him not saying “negative for MS”.
In spring of 2012, after a particularly obnoxious round of prednisone, my diagnosis was “transitioned”. I was originally diagnosed with RRMS but now it would appear that SPMS is what I will be stuck with from here on out. More Importantly I learned that I was going to be okay. The first diagnosis knocked the wind out of me but this one seemed logical. While now MS will be more of a deteriorating type thing I don’t fear relapses as I did in the past. I’ve learned that I am still me, no matter what some would try to convince me.
With all of that being said the most important thing I have learned through this is that everyone can adapt, me, my children, my husband, my family, my friends, my coworkers, EVERYBODY. Nothing is certain and nothing is forever, well MS is forever but symptoms come and go and so do the people who may have issue with them. I’m a very happy and lucky person, crippled or not. 🙂
See?! Even Spidey loves me so much he can’t stand it 🙂