Multiple Sclerosis: A mind-numbing new chapter.

“I woke up Sunday morning and my feet and ankles were numb. At first I thought I slept wrong. Then, after about an hour, I realized this more than likely had to do with my MS. I looked at my husband and said, “Not be a downer, but my feet and lower legs are numb.” I didn’t have to say anything else. He knew what that meant.

So, Monday morning I woke up and got ready for work. I anchored the morning show with barely any feeling in my feet and pain shooting up to my hips. As soon as our shows ended at 9am, I walked off the set and called my neurologist’s office. They scheduled an appointment for me Tuesday morning to come in for three rounds of IV steroids. Each infusion is an hour-long. Those steroids help calm an MS flare up and can make the symptoms go away faster (or be less of a nuisance).”

This is a must-read for anyone that doesn’t have multiple sclerosis. This gives a good idea of what it’s like to have this unpredictable disease. Please keep in mind that each person with multiple sclerosis has a unique number of symptoms.

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