Perhaps I can offer another perspective. I'm not exactly thrilled to have MS, but I have made a conscious choice to fight it with everything I have. One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to become educated. It is an extremely complicated disease and not everyone is well versed with it. This is even true with physicians. We have to be our own advocates as often times no one else can do that for us.
Right now I'm dealing with leukocytopenia, which is likely a side effect of the Rebif. I'm also scheduled for six hours of neuro-pscyh testing this Monday. Am I happy with my cognitive functions being compromised? No! I am, however, grateful that I can still walk and talk.