March is MS Awareness Month. Modern Day MS is bringing awareness to what multiple sclerosis really looks like by introducing you to a real person living with MS each day of the month.
Meet Patrick. Patrick is a writer and comedian and recently got engaged. Patrick has become my friend and a person that I can email with MS questions and complaints. I’m grateful to have him in my life.
“It will be two in July.”
What medication and/or natural treatments do you use?
“I take vitamins D and B12. I am in between MS medications right now. In the past I’ve taken Avonex and Gilenya. Once my new neurologist looks at my scans he is supposed to start me on Tysabri which will be administered intravenously once a month.”
How has MS made you stronger?
“I am working every day to make sure MS doesn’t slow me down. I’m not always successful but I won’t stop trying. I am also bound and determined not to be defined by this disease. I just got engaged and am doing what I can to control this disease so I can be here for her, her children, and my family and friends. MS will not control me. I will here for many more decades.”
What do you think is the future of MS?
“I would like to see more medications developed that will not only help slow the progression of the disease but will also help treat the symptoms in the process. I see a little loosening of the restraints and difficulty in terms of being approved for being treated. I hope to see it one day cured.”
What quote inspires you?
“Enjoy every sandwich.”
Please share Patrick’s story to teach others that MS does not look a specific way. You might interact with people silently suffering every day. We would love to share your real MS story in March for MS Awareness Month Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Stay connected with Modern Day MS on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.