The New Normal (Old draft I didn’t post from last summer)

Had a wonderful evening, spending time with family. Tuning into life instead of my MS and symptoms helps them feel less present and less pervasive. The problem with MS is symptoms are new or in flux. They don’t always feel the same. For me I have a baseline numbness that blends into the background. If something feels the same your attention isn’t always brought to it. It’s not normal, but it becomes the new normal. You can forget about it and go about your day. However this same baseline numbness isn’t a steady sensation. It is constantly in flux. Picture … Continue reading The New Normal (Old draft I didn’t post from last summer)

The Ups and Downs of Day to Day MS Symptoms

I was diagnosed at 20 years old with RRMS.  At first I just had fatigue, some tingling, and numbness that came with a relapse and went away.  On a hot day when I was walking I would feel some tingling, sometimes I would get a little fatigued, but everything still felt mostly normal. Then at 22 I had a major relapse that made me walk like a drunk at a university where drinking was against the rules.  A week later I had horrible back spasms that were very violent and almost seizure like- though I was conscious and very aware … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Day to Day MS Symptoms