Island born and raised in Victoria, BC. From a family of 5 I was the youngest with two older brothers. I moved away from my life on the island at 20. I got married at the age of 23 and divorced at 24 due to my ex having an affair . Moved back home and while restarting my life and healing from heartbreak with my family and friends back in my life. I fell in love with my grade 6 Crush, I work for my families business, and diagnosed at 26 with MS. Here I am present day, currently on no MS drugs, planning my second wedding, working full time and still trying to get a grasp on my new life.
got home from work cold and tired, so my Fiancé suggested I go have a bath to relax. I run a nice hot bath and jump in. As I washed myself down my legs I started to notice something a little odd… I couldn’t feel anything from my knee cap down on my left leg. I slapped my leg around a bit and thought to myself, “Hmm, that’s new? Nothing hurts, I can move my leg, but strange…”. I shrugged it off.
The feeling never went away and got worse and moved to both legs with me unable to walk. After X-rays, MRI’s, Blood/Urine/Stool tests, CT Scans. Specialist after Specialists I got the call. I went straight to the appointment, and met with the doctor, who as I sat down mentions quickly, “You have Multiple Sclerosis.” Wait… what?! In my head I thought …my googling was right?! I replied, “Oh, well… that sucks.. are you sure?” He replied back with medical terms and big words that were just beyond me. All I took away from it was that I had multiple lesions on my brain and spine. I left, alone. I Have tried one MS Drug so far Copaxone, I did it for six months but my health declined so I was taken off and currently on no MS Drugs.
My whole world has changed, and I like to think for the better. My diagnosis opened my eyes to what truly matters in life. It made me reset. I’m working on staying positive and keeping my mind and body healthy living a low stress lifestyle to prevent any major relapses.
Exercising, Eating clean, staying active and moving around, Keeping up with my social health, listening to my body when its tired and giving it the rest it needs!
struggle daily with both legs and hands being very numb, I miss the feeling of holding someones hand. I get extreme nerve pain in my legs that follows with banding which throws my gait off. My speech and memory at times is horrible.
I have had many storms hit me and I’m still standing. This quote speaks to me because when it comes to fight or flight, I’m a fighter.
Find Alix | @mylifesms
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