I have no idea how long I have had MS. The Dr said, it's been a long time, just wasn't diagnosed. He couldn't believe he was giving me this diagnosis at my age (65). He told me I was too old to be getting this and I told him, "I'm a late bloomer." I've doctored for sinus and arthritis all these years. In 2011, I was having very bad headaches. I had no insurance, so I was going to the free clinic. The nurse practioner was taking care of me. When sinus meds didn't help with the pain, she sent me for a cat scan on my sinuses. They came back clean, so she sent me for an MRI and that's when we first started finding this ugly creature in my head. I needed a neuro, but none would see me until I ended up in the ER with severe head pain. Then I was ordered to a neuro. That was Oct 2011. He waited until April 2012 when I got my SS medicare before he did an MRI and spinal tap. He gave me my news in June 2012 and I started on Techfidera the beginning of August. I still have some arm, upper back and head pain, but not like I was having. I retired from my job in Nov, 2013. But not because of the MS. My SS people told me I earned too much money for 2012 and have cut a chunk out of my monthly check for the next 3 years. So, in order to NOT earn too much, I retired. My outlook on life is great. I have a wonderful husband, who is disabled from a nasty disease called Buergers. We are taking care of each other and have found a super church that we attend. He is a fishing fanatic and we do a lot of that in good weather. He doesn't drive, so there are times, when we go fishing, and I might just sit there and read. My bucket list got changed all around when I was diagnosed. But my main goal, is to get my husband to the Rocky Mountains, so he can see all the beauty that God has created.