This month in honor of MS Awareness Month, we are introducing you to Real People with MS. Today Modern Day MS contributor Sam is sharing her interview with Shaun.
How long have you had MS and what type of MS do you have?
“I was diagnosed with RRMS in 1990, which was 26 years ago.”
What medications or treatments have you tried?
How do you handle bad days?
“Luckily I only relapse every five or six years. I just take it day by day.”
How has life changed for you over time with your MS?
“I tend to be more reserved and hold back sometimes, but then sometimes there are no limits. I just deal with the symptoms as they come and hope for the best. The worse thing I have found is overlapping symptoms and when doctors see only the MS and nothing else.”
How do you juggle being a husband, running a successful business and having MS?
“You got to do what you got to do. If someone told me there was three-ton boulder in the middle of the room that needs to be moved, I would not say I can’t move it. I would strategize, make provisions for myself and figure out a way to move it whether it takes me a day or a week, I would just cope and deal with it.”
What advice do you have for someone who has been newly diagnosed with MS?
“Take care of yourself, study and learn as much as you can about the disease, treatment options, join a support group and deal with it.”
Do you have a quote or saying that inspires you?
“Of course My wife! My life! She is my everything, my support group and 110% my life!