I was diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 2002. I spent the next decade trying to ignore the unpredictable symptoms and their impact on my life. With each passing year, it got a little harder and my world felt a little smaller. I was living as if I had no control over my disease and was letting the fear of the unknown guide my future. Eventually, I realized that just because I had MS, did not mean that I was sick. Information about how diet and lifestyle could help improve symptoms of MS was starting to become known. I didn’t quite know where to start but I knew I was finished with letting MS rule my life. I made a conscious decision to be the healthiest version of myself that I could be.
This blog began as a diary and is based on my experiences as someone living with a chronic illness. Journaling became a lifeline for stress management and instead of seeing my life as a series of obstacles, I began to see possibilities. My hope is that by sharing what I’ve learned, it helps others to know that they are not alone on this journey. My intention is to empower people living with Multiple Sclerosis to take control of their health and become their own MS Wellness Project.