Getting stronger / Multiple Sclerosis doesn’t stop Evansville resident from competing in triathlon

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Evansville resident Matt Rundle hit an emotional rock bottom nearly a decade ago when he was forced to have his wife Michelle start changing his pants.

“That was tough,” he said.

That’s how far down the mobility spectrum Multiple Sclerosis had taken him. Rundle described MS as an autoimmune disease where the body attacks itself, and Rundle’s body started self-destructing when he was misdiagnosed with transverse myelitis in 2006. His symptoms continued to get worse until his friend Steve Rupert, a doctor he sees every year, saw him rolling around in a wheelchair at the beginning of 2010.

Rundle explained to Rupert that he couldn’t get the help he needed because no doctor had diagnosed him with Multiple Sclerosis. Rundle said MS is hard for doctors to diagnose because the symptoms and affects are different for each person. MS can hit a person’s eye, brain or spine.

via Getting stronger / Multiple Sclerosis doesn’t stop Evansville resident from competing in triathlon

Good luck to Matt Rundle, as he competes in his first triathlon. This is an inspiring story about living life with Multiple Sclerosis and not giving up. It also gives an example of how hard it is to diagnose MS.

As of October 2016, there were at least 8,953 people living in Indiana with Multiple Sclerosis according to the National MS Society.

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8,953 of the 490,616 Americans that have MS live in Indiana.

Source: National MS Society 10/2016.

MS Myth MS Affects Everyone The Same – False, no 2 people with Multiple Sclerosis are exactly the same. As an example one person may have numbness in a foot, a second person can have vision issues, a third person may have urinary incontinence, and a fourth person may be paralyzed. Even within a family where there are several members with MS each path is different,

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Every hour of every day another person in the United States is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Multiple Sclerosis is a unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, involving the brain, spinal cord and the optic nerve.

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