About Me

  • Gender Female
  • Age 39
  • Relationship Single

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My name is Stephanie. I have 2 children. My son elijah who is 9 and my daughter em'preis who is 7. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in April of 2013. As a young girl I was always very athletic and strongminded about things I wanted to do. I live in Georgia now, but at the time I was living in Texas with my mom. One day at work. My right leg was hurting real bad. I went to the doctor. He ran some test and gave me prescriptions (of course). I even had an x-ray to make sure nothing was broken. Nothing was working and now i felt the same pain in my left leg and other symptoms. My doctor refered me to go to neurologist. I did and he examined me and we talked for a while. The neurologist ordered for me to have an MRI. When the results came back he told me I had Multiple Sclerosis. He also said my scans show it's been their for sometime but he can't determine how long. My reaction was "WHAT". "OMG...I'm gonna die". "how in the world did that happen??" "what do you mean it's been there for some time"... so many things were going threw my mind. l heard of it but didn't know what it was. He told me about it and some treatment options and medication. I have gotten slightly better but I still struggle sometimes with things. It sometimes seems/feel like the only person that supports me is my mom. She has worked with disabled people and people that has MS so she understands a little. The rest of my family.. I don't know what to say. They don't get how the pain sometimes is very bothersome and I can't do alot of things I used to. Me and my kids live in Georgia at a relatives house. My mom still lives in texas. I am glad I found this MS Connection site were I can talk and share things with people who can relate.

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