Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ashes Ashes .... "we won't fall down".

Hello All. My name is Ashley. I was recently diagnosed with MS. 
As I sit here and type, my hands are numb. And I can hardly feel them. I'm new to this blogging thing, But I thought it would be a good way for me to get my feels out and not have to hold them in. :) 
"I have MS it doesn't have me"
one of my favorite quotes I've recently discovered. 
My struggle with "ms" has been going on for about 8 months now. When if first started, I noticed things happening... one thing at a time, and slowly at first. One night, I was sitting at home eating dinner, and my hands fell asleep instantly while I was picking my fork up to put it into my mouth. I'm not talking just asleep like I slept on it and its numb. I mean it was a very powerful tingling, and hard to move them. My fingers also at that time would turn blue randomly. I went to the doctor after a while of realizing my new oncoming symptoms were weird.. I was diagnosed with "raynauds disease" where when you get cold or stressed the blood vessels in your fingers as my case is swell up and close off blood supply causing my fingers to turn blue until I am either warm or "un-stressed". 
Well I had a lot of new symptoms after that visit to the doctor.. one by one a new one every day. Anyway after months of trying to get an answer I finally got one. And while it wasn't the greatest, it certainly isn't the worst. I think the saying when life gives you lemons make lemonade, is a great saying.. However I'm going to make pink lemonade, because we all know its wayy better. :) 

I've had a lot of symptoms and difficulties with ms already. If you have any questions feel free to ask me or email me. I would love to get to know some people with ms and talk about the struggles they face from day to day.As well as everyone else of course. 

I hope to hear from you soon!

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