Hello my fellow warriors. I'm glad to see this community as a way for us to interact with each other. I was dx in 2008 at age 48, and a paraplegic by 2009. (Dr. said I had lesions showing I had an active flare 10-12 years prior). I continued to work five years in my chair as a newspaper executive, learning to drive with my hands. Then it was time to realize MS was a full time occupation and I needed to give my body time to rest. I'm 3 years into a forced early retirement, began felling better a year after (altho no change in mobility), obtained a service dog two years ago and began trying to enjoy life again.