Pmills

@pmills
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Hello, I'm Peggy

I've had MS for 43 years this March. I've coped fairly well by acting as if I did not have MS. For some reason way back when, I thought I needed to hide the fact that I had MS. I don't remember why I thought it was necessary. Maybe it was related to my job. For the first 15 years or so I had many relapses and was in and out of the hospital. Back in the early '80s the only treatment was ACTH injections for 10 days for exacerbations. In the mid 1990's my exacerbations stopped and I went along with my life and to all appearances nothing was wrong with me. I was able to work as a CPA for 32 years. But we all know about "invisible diseases". People often treat us like nothing is wrong with us, but we are struggling with multiple issues. In my case, a lot of that was probably my fault. In the past two years my life has changed drastically. I started to need a cane. Then I couldn't walk at all for any length of time. With that, I sort of lost my independence. I am still trying to figure that out. But, I always remember that I have been so very blessed!!

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Community Voices

Hello, I'm Peggy

I've had MS for 43 years this March. I've coped fairly well by acting as if I did not have MS. For some reason way back when, I thought I needed to hide the fact that I had MS. I don't remember why I thought it was necessary. Maybe it was related to my job. For the first 15 years or so I had many relapses and was in and out of the hospital. Back in the early '80s the only treatment was ACTH injections for 10 days for exacerbations. In the mid 1990's my exacerbations stopped and I went along with my life and to all appearances nothing was wrong with me. I was able to work as a CPA for 32 years. But we all know about "invisible diseases". People often treat us like nothing is wrong with us, but we are struggling with multiple issues. In my case, a lot of that was probably my fault. In the past two years my life has changed drastically. I started to need a cane. Then I couldn't walk at all for any length of time. With that, I sort of lost my independence. I am still trying to figure that out. But, I always remember that I have been so very blessed!!

4 people are talking about this