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Hello World!!  Let me introduce myself.  I’m Kathy Young and I have MS – multiple sclerosis that is.  I am walking in an MS Challenge Walk in Williamsburg, Virginia on September 12-13, and I’ll be blogging about my training, trials and tribulations, and just what it’s like to have MS.  Another thing I plan to do with this blog is to put together other people stories about MS – the triumphs, the “I’m still living” stories, the “this isn’t the end of the world” thoughts of other folks with MS in hopes that when someone else is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and goes searching the internet, they’ll find good, happy, “don’t give up” stories as opposed to all the miserable, scary  garbage I found.  MS isn’t a death sentence – but for now, it is a life sentence.  It’s how you live that life that matters – and it doesn’t have to be lived in a wheelchair or a hospital bed.  There are new drug therapies that are having profound affects on MS patients.  And there is an incredible amount of research going on right now – research that is VERY PROMISING.  My neurologist tells me that within my lifetime, there will be a cure for MS.  That’s great – but I plan on living a very long life and I want it free of MS, thank you very much.  So let’s get on with the business of finding a cure.  I’m doing my part.  I’ve committed to raising $10,000 and walking 30-miles in pursuit of this elusive cure.  What are you doing?  And what’s your story?  I’ll fill you in more on my story later – you know, that supplements I take, the diet I follow, the exercise I do – the successes and the near-misses.  And I’ll keep you updated on my condition.  Today, I’m partly sunny.  The fatigue is sneaking up again.  It’s been a long time since that happened.  But I’m also enjoying a bit of neuropathy in my right arm.  I don’t have time for this nonsense.  I’m waiting to hear if I got a job and I have this walk to do.  So – I’m off for a bit of a rest, taking my vitamins and then I’ll talk myself into going to the gym. 

Please, let me hear your  story – especially what you have to offer to others in terms of what’s working for you and what isn’t.  Let’s hear the happy stories – no sad, negative stuff. 

Thanks for your support.

Walking toward a cure —



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