I have been reading information on this site, searching for answers, since my "definite" diagnosis a year ago. I'm 43, married 25 years to a good man, two wonderful children, 23 and 20. Have four cats, one longhair domestic, a long hair Manx and two Bengal's. Also have three dogs, a mastiff and two border collies. In the past three years I have gone from being in excellent physical shape, able to run a mile and a half, do sit ups and pushups and work all day to now barely being able to get out of bed upon waking because of physical pain and having to slowly move and work the pain out for the first few hours of the day, after which I'm ok but still moving slow. I am doing betaserone injections, and work full time. Ain't MS fun!