My name is Shaena, I'm 32 years old and was recently diagnosed with MS. I've thought that I had this disease for quite some time but was too afraid to see a doctor to confirm it. My mother had MS, she passed away as a result of complications in March of 2010. I try not to think of my mom's MS as my own because I understand that all cases are different but I'm finding it a little difficult at times to separate the two. I just would like to build a relationship with others because I have no one who understands what I'm going through or have gone through as a result of this disease.