Welcome to my blog, Life Obstacles. I’m a young female living with Multiple Sclerosis, MS. “Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving use closer to a world free of MS.” – From the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
I was diagnosed when I was 22 years old in hindsight had many signs and symptoms of the disease since high school. Later posts will explain in more detail my diagnosis story. Currently, I feel lucky as the disease has been mild, and my physical abilities have not changed. I am determined as ever to maintain a positive outlook on life. The diagnosis has not slowed me down, but forced me to challenge myself both physically and mentally. I often think of it as a curse for the emotional toll the uncertainty of MS brings, but a blessing for those reasons mentioned above.
I hope you will follow me on this journey as I report my reflections and complaints about MS and the obstacles it creates in my life.