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My Story: Terry Flood

My Story: Terry Flood

The steps leading to my diagnosis were pretty deliberate. It all began one day when I realized that my feet and legs we're losing sensation. I tried to remedy this by running more, thinking that it may be some kind of circulation issue. Over the next few weeks the tingling and numbness begin to rise higher and higher. About the time that it reached my pelvic region is when I decided to go have it checked out at a local ER. I had a battery…

129 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on October 11, 2016
My Story: Vickie Hellmer

My Story: Vickie Hellmer

Back in 1998, I started falling all the time. I would roll my ankle and go down hard. A couple of times I thought I had broken my ankle because it was all swollen, black and blue, and I couldn't put any weight on it. I would always end up in the ER. They would take X-rays, see it wasn't broken, wrap it up, and send me home. I knew something was wrong because I also couldn't feel my leg from my knee down. I…

255 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on August 9, 2016
My Story: Gerard Blink

My Story: Gerard Blink

I was actually in the hospital in 1995 for something completely different when one of the doctors discovered I had double vision, off to my right hand side. In truth, I'd never noticed it before. They ran a battery of tests on me (as MS is a clinical diagnosis, it requires multiple issues). They couldn't back up the vision issue, so I went undiagnosed. So I was living my life under the cloud of maybe/maybe not MS for five years, until 2000 when I saw…

334 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on December 9, 2015
My Story: Debra

My Story: Debra Ross

Iā€™m Debra Ross, and Iā€™m 46 years old. I have been a personal trainer for over 24 years. I was diagnosed with MS when I was 25 years old. The doctors told me that I had probably had it since the age of 9. Those of you who know me, know the struggles that I experienced all throughout my school years, and at age 25 I finally knew what all the struggles were all about. There were many people around me who took that news…

187 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on December 1, 2015
My Story: Devin Garlit

My Story: Devin Garlit

Things happened pretty quickly for me, I woke up one day and fell flat on my face. I played hockey and worked out a bunch back then, but I was also in my early twenties and like most in college, burning the candle at both ends, so I thought I had just overdone it. I'll never forget skating in warm-ups prior to a hockey game, finding I could no longer stand and being carried to the bench. The next morning I finally gave in and…

370 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 29, 2015
My Story: Fabian B. Crawford

My Story: Fabian B Crawford

I was suffering from strange symptoms such as dizziness, back pain, and weakness on my right side. I have had to think of my time as valuable commodity in order to combat fatigue. I had to lose weight in order to help manage the inflammation and constant pain. I lost over 60lbs in my journey to become as healthy as I possibly can.

269 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 21, 2015
My Story: Erika Higgins

My Story: Erika Higgins

I have adapted to the physical and emotional challenges of multiple sclerosis, taking all measures to support and care for my husband, keeping up to date with research, spreading awareness and support to others through my Facebook page, cooking foods to benefit Dave's condition rather than discourage it, understanding and accepting MS for what it is rather than what it could be.

805 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on April 2, 2015
My Story: Victoria Rodwell

My Story: Victoria Rodwell

I first noticed that my eyesight was not quite right. I felt like I couldn't quite focus and everything seemed a little foggy. Over the course of two weeks I went from my sight being a little off to not being able to see my computer screen or being able to get on a bus without help. No one believed me and I spent hours on multiple trips to the emergency room only to be told that I was just stressed. It took four visits…

519 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on March 12, 2015
My Story: Sandra Uribe

My Story: Sandra Uribe

I was diagnosed in 2000. Prior to being diagnosed I worked all of the time. I was living by myself, my kids had their own lives going on and I wasn't a regular part of them. In the early 1990s is when my boys came back into my life, because they needed help. My oldest and his family moved in with me, and then my daughter-in-law left, taking my grandson with her. My son lived with me from then on. During this time I had…

567 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on February 25, 2015
My Story: Libby Selinsky

My Story: Libby Selinsky

I had an episode two years prior to my first confirmed attack where half of my face went numb. I was shocked that I could feel only half of my tongue even. On one side, I could taste and feel as normal. On the other side, my left side, my tongue could only feel the texture of sand, there were no flavors or anything other than the feeling of grit. That first episode was labeled as Bell's Palsey by the ER doctor.

607 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on December 16, 2014