Living With MS Joey’s Story
Numb from the chest down, “What the hell is wrong with me” I asked myself.
In 1998, at the age of 30 my life took another unexpected turn. I woke up one morning and couldn’t feel anything from my chest down. I could move just couldn’t feel my skin, everything was numb. Well something was defiantly wrong. With the help of some close friends I was able to get myself up and to the doctors. My Dr. instantly recommended that I go see a Neurologist. So the testing begins. About a week or so later I knew what was wrong. MS! At the time I thought my life was over.
It was recommended that I contact the National MS Society to see what type of education and help I could receive.
I have now been dealing with this disease for 20years. My life has improved over the years since I was first diagnosed. I have my MS well under control. I have a successful career, some great hobbies and best of all a very supportive family and a great group of friends.
“I will not let MS control my life. My personality, character, and accomplishments are what people will remember me by, not my disease.”