Diagnosed in December of 2006 at the age of 27, I have been living with Multiple Sclerosis for six years…
I have been on a number of medications, ranging from traditional injections to less traditional infusions. I have been relatively silent up until now, but at long last, I’m ready to speak out.
On Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, I began taking Gilenya in a doctor’s office. This was not my doctor, but that’s also for the best. My heart rate dropped slightly between the 5th and 6th hour of the observation, going from 84 to 74 beats per minute. However, it rose back to 84 bmp. During that hour I experienced a headache and some light-headedness. Still, the relief that followed was enormous.
I watched in delight as my husband carried the IV pole that sat looming in our bedroom to the basement. I hope it stays there forever. After five years, I am beginning to have hope : )
I wish to share this journey with you. Whether you also have MS, know someone who has the disease, or have a disease of your own…we all struggle with something. This is my story.