TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
On May 9th, 2008, at 7:20 AM, I heard the words, "You have Multiple Sclerosis." Over the past five years, I have learned that M.S. can mean a loss of balance, numbness and tingling, blurry vision, memory loss, nerve pain, fatigue, heat intolerance, daily injections, medications, tests, physical therapy, and days in the hospital. I am not alone. I share my story with the 2.5 million people who battle M.S. around the world.
I am writing this on June 3rd, 2013 as I sit in my hospital room battling my most recent MS relapse. I was not intending on participating in Challenge Walk MS 2013. With the support of friends and family and strong encouragement from my neurologist, I have decided tonight to join the movement once again. Tonight I will take my FIRST training step on the long road to recovery so that I may be successful in September's walk and future endevours.
Why You Should Sponsor Me?
This event is a challenge - and an opportunity - for everyone involved, participants and donors alike. With commitment to this cause, we can all be part of a historic undertaking. The funds raised from the Challenge Walk MS will not only support research for a cure, but also provide programs which address the needs of hundreds of thousands of people living with MS right now.
This year I am dedicating my training/walk to all caregivers. Without family, friends, medical professionals and all those who have taken the time to pray, I would not be able to obtain my goals. Thank you!
Best nurologist ever!
I had my follow-up checkup for my MS relapse this past Thursday. It just happened to be on my birthday. When I made the appointment, I jokingly said it was okay to schedule it on my birthday as long as they were not going to stick me with needles or zap me with electrodes.
I have been recovering quite nicely since my treatments in the hospital and was optimistic for a good report. As I was answering the normal check-in questions with the nurse, my doctor walked in. In his hands was a birthday cake for me! The cake was frosted in white and blue with red letters that read, "Happy Birthday Diane".
I was amazed and speechless. I always knew that I had a caring neurology team on my side, but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine something like this. So in the exam room I ate birthday cake on coffee filters with the best neurology team a person could ask for.
In case you are wondering, the checkup did go well and I am on track to participate in Challenge Walk MS in September.