I'm a male that was diagnosed 2 weeks before my 26th birthday, which is also Christmas Eve. Not exactly the surprise gift I was hoping for... I'm 33 now and my self-assesed EDSS score is 1. I've had two acute relapses (both affecting cervical spine), and outside typical fatigue/ urinary frequency that afflict the majority of pwMS, I only have mild disability in my hands... When the global population is taken into context, it is rare and a bad sign for anyone to be diagnosed with MS. Just push probability for a benign course as best as possible by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising frequently (weightlifting has worked wonders for me). There is no accuracte forecast with this disease. While pleasant enough, the doctors who diagnosed me were blunt with their negative expectations (given my age/sex and legion load on my brain). Anything can change tomorrow, but as of today, going on 8 years later, I've proven them incorrect.