My name is Susan and I have been enjoying reading everyone's posts for a few weeks now. I feel like I have already gotten to know so many of you, I thought it was time to introduce myself and get in on the fun!
I was diagnosed in 1992 at age 27 with relapsing remitting ms, but two years ago things really started progressing and I now have problems with balance and walking, among other things. Worst of all, I have developed a fear of horseback riding because of my balance and weakness issues, and riding is my favorite thing in the whole world, not to mention my exercise of choice!
I left Connecticut ten years ago because of the humidity and an alcoholic ex-husband, and moved to northern New Mexico. The "high desert" climate has been much better for my MS symptoms, and the Lord blessed me with a new husband who is so wonderful it's hard to even put into words! What a difference it makes when you have a partner who really cares and actually helps when you are having difficulties due to MS!
I do have my difficulties, though, and sometimes you just need to talk to people who understand MS and all the stuff that comes with it. I was looking for a support group in my area, but Taos, NM is so small, there just isn't much around here (I currently have to travel three hours to Albuquerque to see a neurologist at UNM!). Anyway, I am very grateful to have found this wonderful place, and thanks to all of you who participate!