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May MSer of the Month!

Each month I want to highlight someone in the MS community who is doing amazing things for themselves and their MS diagnosis!

If you’d like to be interviewed and share your story, please email me at info@liss-ms.com!

Introducing Kim!

When were you diagnosed with MS? What was it like for you? 

Sept. 18, 2020 – it was surreal , but also good to have a diagnosis

What did you think was going to be the hardest part of MS? What was actually the hardest?

Not applicable yet as I was diagnosed 4 months ago and thankfully feel really good. I am absolutely petrified of not being able to work.

Have you or are you currently taking any MS medications?

I was immediately put on 5,000 Vitamin D and plasma transfusions. I was then given 2 transfusions of Ritaximub, my next is Feb. 2021 and every 6 months.

What is the symptom you struggle the most with? 

I completely lost eyesight in right eye, I would say thankfully I got about 90 % back, still a bit blurry. I struggle most now knowing I have brain lesions and really wanting to know how old they are, how long have I actually had this ? Why 2020, I’m 54, so I’m a little older than most to get diagnosed. I’m for now struggling with all of the unknowns.

Have you made any diet changes that has helped? 

Not to my knowledge.

Have you made any lifestyle changes that has helped? 

Not to my knowledge. I’m just more aware now of sleep, stress, eating , etc.

Was your family/spouse/friends supportive of your decisions; if not did they change their minds afterwards? 

Not applicable

What is the most impactful thing you’ve done to help your MS symptoms? 

Not applicable yet, no current symptoms

If you could tell someone newly diagnosed one thing, what would you say? 

Breathe, have faith, reach out to support groups