Hello I am MSFIGHTER. I am new here and I am glad to become part of this rapidly expanding community centered around fighting our common enemy, MS. I am heading toward my 20th year of fighting this monster we call MS. Earlier this year I passed the dreaded milestone of having my MS diagnosis moved up from RRMS to SPMS. The decline of my balance is the biggest, most dangerous issue I am having with my MS. My MRI'S indicate my Cerebellum has undergone a 20 to 25% decline in volume. I have fallen so often and so hard i need my right shoulder replaced and have had more than my share of concussions, the last one being a month ago. I also blame severe eshogeal spasms, fatigue, a decline in mental capacity, and boughts of incontinence on my MS.
Throughout it all I realize I am blessed to have MS, as I watch my 3 sons, my daughter, and 2 grandchildren grow and prosper. I can plan a future that I realize might not be the future I had imagined when I was younger, but a future none the less. My future will be as full as this stubborn to the bone heart of mine will allow as I continue to pray the next new therapy will be the one that cures my MS. I firmly believe what brought me to this site that together we are stronger, that we must never give up, and that we are all, every single person affected by MS, in this fight together!