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Another Introduction.

Postby the_cheshire_cat » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:26 pm

Hi Everyone. My name is shannon. I'm 24 and I was diagnosed at the age of 21. I was in the USAF when i was diagnosed. my first symptom was both my feet went completely numb. I fell out of bed. So doing PT was out of the question. So the doctors would run test and find nothing wrong. A few months later I started up with migraines and loosing vision in my right eye along with certain colors. thats when they finally brought up MS. My aunt (my moms older sister) had ms along with some other issues and had passed away a year prior. Before my 21st birthday i started to twitch in my hands, around my mouth and under my eyes. And working in a warehouse handing out deployment gear to people leaving wondering what was wrong with me they always thought the worst, some if they had rank would yell at me get in my face and ask if i was nervous. My sgt's would come out and explain the situation and then back off. Finally i went through the tests and they retired me at 50% disabled since i had gotten MS in the military. At least i have benefits for the rest of my life right?

So i went on and started on copaxone as my (ex) husband had to give me the shots since i was at the time afraid of needles and blood. I relapsed once as my hands went numb and the neurologist changed my meds to Avonex which im still on presently. I had left Mississippi where i was stationed at so i would forget my ex and come home (Peoria AZ), get back on my feet and be around people who support me. My parents. Its been a rough transition. They dont fully understand MS. I do the shots myself for i have gotten over my fear. I love living in the dry heat instead of humidity. I challenge MS every day. I walk 7 miles a day trying to loose weight and i also swim and play on the wii fit for 45mins, i do not think about MS its not something that is on my mind. since i moved home i have gotten more feeling back in my feet and i havent gotten a headache or migraine so i couldnt be happier. Now only if i could loose the weight and find a guy who understands me I would be happy. lol. but one step at time right? only time will tell. Sorry i wrote so much. Hope to hear from you all soon.
-Shannon-
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Re: Another Introduction

Postby NHE » Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:10 am

Hi Shannon,
Welcome to ThisIsMS.
...the neurologist changed my meds to Avonex which im still on presently.

I've been on Avonex for nearly 9 years. You may want to take a look at some of my posts on the Avonex forum. I hope that you can find some of the info helpful. I would also be happy to try to answer any questions that you might have.

NHE
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Postby Lyon » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:26 am

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Postby catfreak » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:12 pm

Shannon,

Welcome to TIMS.

I understand about the migraines and the humidity in Mississippi. It has been so hot and humid here that you can't be outside for 5 minutes and you want to run back in and get back under the AC.

Are you a cat lover?

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Postby the_cheshire_cat » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:05 pm

catfreak wrote:Shannon,

Are you a cat lover?

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actually to a degree yes. i love the cheshire cat and i used to love cats til my ex got me one for christmas and i found out i was allergic to that breed.
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Postby peekaboo » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:56 am

Hi Shannon -

Lyon/bob wrote
Welcome to the site Shannon and congratulations on the awesome attitude!


Ditto this - a good attitude and a sense of humor will only beneift your health, mentally and physically.

Best of Luck

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Postby catfreak » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:00 pm

Shannon,

Sorry to hear you were allergic. I have 3 cats. I also love the Cheshire Cat. Oh heck, I love all cats!! :D :D

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