It is very important to do the research on medications and feel comfortable with whatever you put into your body. Always stay positive because a negative attitude will never help anything but will make things much worse.
A highly unpredictable, painful, rare disease.
Alyssa Bowman. She has been fighting this disease for so many years. Read on to understand all you need to know about this.
Tell us something about MS.
MS is so unknown and I think most doctor’s just make guesses and try different things. It is a very unpredictable disease and things can change without any notice.
How long have you been suffering from it?
I have had MS since I was 19 years old, so it has been about 17 years.
What difficulties do you, as an MS fighter, face?
The most difficult thing I deal with is a lot of pain. The pain is mostly in my back, but also in my right shoulder which goes down into my hand. I do experience a tingling sensation in my legs, but I am use to that now! Thankfully I am not in a wheelchair and hope that I never will be!
How exactly do you acquire this disease?
When I was 19, I had lost vision in my right eye so I went to my eye doctor. I had no idea my eye loss was going to result in this diagnosis. The eye doctor did numerous tests and then consulted with someone else and determined MS. I was sent for an MRI that night to make a final determination. There is no know cause of MS, it just happens to the lucky ones I guess!
Is there any positive side you can see in the fact that you acquired MS?
Honestly I do not see anything really positive to having MS. I would say the only positive is that I remain optimistic and strong and refuse to let this disease control my life. I am lucky that I have not lost my ability to walk and take care of myself. I honestly do not want to be in a wheelchair, so I just keep fighting against that!
Is there a cure?
Unfortunately there is not a cure yet, but hopefully there will be someday. I mean I have had it for a long time and have not even heard of a cure!
What would you like to tell anyone suffering from this disease?
It is so important to take control during doctor’s appointments because we all know our body better than they do. It is also important to do the research on medications and feel comfortable with whatever you put into your body.Always stay positive because a negative attitude will never help anything but will make things much worse.