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Diagnosed Today

PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:34 pm
by BeckyLA
Well, it's official. My doctor sent me home with info packets on the different treatment options (Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex, and something else) and I was feeling a little overwhelmed so I started searching and stumbled on this site. I saw the forums for all of the different regimens and started breathing again. This site is great! So now I'm a new user. I'm 24, and living in Louisiana (Geaux Cajuns). I work as a district engineer for an oil service company and am currently in school part time working on a second bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (my first was in mathematics). My mother was diagnosed with Relapse-Remitting MS five years ago and I just found out that her paternal uncle also has it. It looks like it runs in our family. I'll be on the message boards a lot because I could really use some advice on treatments and management.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:11 pm
by Arron
Dear Becky,

First of all, I wish you much strength in dealing with all this "excitement"-- it's a heavy burden to bear, but you have a strong community of supporters available to you here.

Secondly, I want to welcome you to our site on behalf of the This is MS team and the community. You have hit the proverbial nail on the head-- this site is about sharing detailed knowledge about MS and potential treatments, as knowledge breeds empowerment, and empowerment breeds hope.

It seems you have a wonderful background and we will look forward to your participation on the site.


PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:20 am
by OneEyeBlind

Sorry to hear about your Dx. You are in a good place here at thisisms. I check the posts every day and have made a lot of new friends here.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:43 am
by BeckyLA
I already love this site. I check the forums every day and you guys are amazing. It's really hard for me to get down about this when the attitudes of most of the people posting are so positive.